The importance of relevant tech skills cannot be overstated in today's rapidly evolving digital age. For older adults, mastering these skills not only bridges the gap with younger generations but also enhances day-to-day life, making tasks more accessible and efficient. From staying connected with loved ones to upgrading employment skills for a modern workforce, digital literacy offers a world of empowerment and newfound opportunities for those 50 and above.
AARP Texas is collaborating with AARP Foundation and OATS from AARP to offer free Digital Skills Ready@50+ trainings. This weeklong series of virtual trainings is designed to guide older adults through some digital basics, whether it is for job hunting, exploring entrepreneurship, or simply connecting with family and friends. Each session is tailored to provide practical insights and actionable knowledge.
Register for these free classes here: https://events.aarp.org/DigitalSkills23
Class Schedule & Descriptions:
All Things Zoom
Monday, August 21, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Curious why Zoom has taken center stage in video conferencing? Discover the secrets of using Zoom to talk with family and friends, or even engage in virtual classes. Unravel Zoom’s array of features suited for devices, like iOS, Android, or Windows. Gain insights on security measures and receive handy tips to ace your video presence.
Tuesday, August 22, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Unfold the essentials of cloud storage, the futuristic approach to preserving documents, images, and multimedia. Delve into its advantages, like unparalleled access, reliability, and data protection. Also, get an overview of the prominent consumer cloud storage services available today.
Protecting Your Personal Information Online
Wednesday, August 23, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The virtual realm can be a maze of uncertainties. This session decodes the art of safeguarding your personal data online. Learn the nuances of secure browsing, recognizing online scams, and discerning the moments when it’s apt (or not) to share personal details on the web.
Thursday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Ever been intrigued by Google's array of free tools? This session introduces you to Google's popular productivity arsenal, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, and Drive. Experience the blend of functionality and creativity as we show you how to maximize the potential of Google’s many templates.
Friday, August 25, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Embark on a journey through the digital pathways of financial management. This lecture unravels the facets of online banking, ensuring the safety of your financial data. Additionally, explore the arenas of online shopping and unearth digital hacks to save big on entertainment, medications, and routine commodities.
Learning is a lifelong journey. Let AARP help you along the way with a full spectrum of events and classes tailored for you, by visiting aarp.org/local.
Friday, Dec 8, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. CT
Tafolla Middle School
San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CT
Facebook and Youtube
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. CT