Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free One-on-one Classes on Cellphone Use for Seniors

Modern technology can be very intimidating for seniors. Cell phones fall into this category and many of the elderly feel that these devices are too complicated and sophisticated to use.

Wendy Rogers, a Georgia Tech researcher on the use of technology by older people says that, older users often have trouble understanding what icons mean or the recorded instructional prompts”

Well, this blog is full of handsets that are simple, easy-to-use and designed for senior users. However, even the simplest of handsets may not be able to shake the feeling of intimidation posed by modern technology to some senior citizens.

Fortunately, there is a quick and FREE solution to the fear of cell phone use by some seniors. The folks at the OASIS Institute offers free one-on-one classes on cellphone use for anyone age 50 or older.

Image credit: Oasisnet.org

Seniors can register for a 20-minute one-on-one coaching session. All mobile phone types and brands are welcome. Some common questions and topics addressed in this free one-on-one classes on cellphone use include:
  • Saving contacts, including ICE emergency contacts
  • Programming speed dials
  • How to shop for a cell phone
  • Voicemail and text messaging
If you are interested in these cellphone for seniors classes, then you should visit the class listings at the OASIS website.

That's it for this post. Tune in for more cell phones and services for the elderly.

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