Senior Life Technology Classes/Workshops
Some of you might have participated in or read about senior life technology classes/workshops. The graduation celebrations are beautiful. Here is a synopsis from The Wilmington Journal articles.
The senior students dressed in the same color—white for women and black or navy for men. A wonderful speaker praised their efforts to the applause of a joyful audience filled with relatives and friends. The oldest graduate was 89.
One highly dedicated student was selected as the valedictorian and received the prestigious Gates Mouse Pad Honor Award. A reception followed the awarding of certificates.
Dr. Canty, who since 2004 to present, collaborates with senior centers, colleges and community groups to spread senior citizen computer literacy everywhere, noticed that quite a few students were either retired military citizens, or spouses of retired military who had chosen to spend their “golden computer literate years” in the local region. The students enrolled in a morning or an afternoon class. The classes were offered at multiple campus locations, including a location in a low-income housing project’s education center.
Each academy has a different celebration theme. One celebration was hosted to applaud the efforts of retired military veterans, spouses of military veterans, and civilian technology boot camp participants who are victoriously bridging the digital divide—one byte at a time.