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.
SENIOR LIFE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS
SOME PARTICIPANT AFFILIATIONS
Apostolic Community Church PAW, Inc.
Bowens Chapel AME Zion Church
Brunswick County Senior Resource Center
Cape Fear Baptist Church
Cape Fear Community College Continuing Ed.
Columbus County Senior Center, Ransom
Creekwood Housing Education Center
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Durham Center for Senior Life
East Columbus Senior Center
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
First Baptist Missionary Church
First Born Holiness Church
Gregory Congregational Church
Johnson Chapel AMEZ Church
Hillcrest Housing Education Center
Leland Senior Center
Lighthouse Shining Ministries
Leon Mann Enrichment Center
Macedonia Fire Baptized Church
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Moore’s Chapel Missionary Baptist
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
Mt. Olive AME Church
Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
New Hanover County Senior Center
Prayer and Bible Church
Progressive Lodge #830
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Shining Light Ministries
St. Andrews AME Zion Church
St. Luke AME Zion Church
St. Stephens AME Church
Summerville AMEZ Church
Union Missionary Baptist Church
United Senior Citizens Club
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Civil Service
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
University of North Carolina Wilmington OLLI
Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW)
Walter’s Chapel AME Zion Church
Williston Alumni Class ‘62