A total of 23 regional senior citizens recently received their Certificates of Achievement for completing the free Generations On-Line basic computer training at the Jamestown branch office of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging.
The Generations On-Line software computer training program was specifically designed for senior citizens. It is a self-paced coaching and tutorial program that demonstrates how the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can make a measurable impact on reducing the digital divide by helping older adult learners to navigate the Internet and learn basic computer skills. SCSEP participants, who serve as trained Peer Coaches, help to reduce the anxiety felt by these adults and complete the Generations On-Line web-based tutorial. This program is ideal for first-time users of the computer. Students learn web search skills, emailing, keyboarding, mouse and more. The training helps reduce their isolation and promote lifelong learning which, according to research, leads to improvements in their physical and emotional well-being.
This program is administered throughout the region by the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging in Mayville. Since the program began in 2009, nearly 600 seniors have completed the Generations On-Line computer training. Training sites in Chautauqua County are located at Fredonia, Jamestown and Westfield. They are open to all regional senior citizens.
Twenty-three senior citizens received their Certificates of Achievement in?December for completing the free Generations On-Line basic computer training at the Jamestown branch office of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging.
For more information or to register for the free computer training, contact the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging at 753-4471 or Betty Crowell, training coordinator, at 224-0822.