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.




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