Note: We are pleased to announce that we are beginning to offer in-home visits on a limited basis and with COVID precautions. Please ask us about the requirements and process.
So much of how we connect with others and get the resources we need these days requires technology skills. DOROT’s Tech Coaching program enables older adults to learn and practice new technology skills with the support and guidance of a volunteer trained by DOROT in best practices for working with late tech adopters. Volunteers can assist with smart phones, tablets or computers.
Whether new to technology or looking to add to a growing set of skills, seniors choose for their visits to take place in-home, over videoconferencing or even the telephone. Older adults who are unfamiliar with video conferencing can first get help learning to use Zoom.
Visits can focus on learning common technology use such as new devices, Zoom, email, social media and entertainment, searching the internet (“Googling”), installing and using new apps and so much more. Older adults and volunteers can meet for a one-time session or multiple visits depending on learning interests and schedules. With the overall goal of using technology to stay socially connected and to get the services and resources needed to maintain independence, the program is designed for older adults to learn at their own pace and focus on the technology that they want to learn.
For more information or to enroll: call (917) 441-3706 or e-mail us.
DOROT has created a series of basic technology guides on a variety of topics, including Zoom, that are available to all. Designed for older adults, the guides have clear directions, are written in everyday language and include large pictures of what is seen on the screen during each step.
DOROT’s Tech Coaching program is generously funded by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.