Free Computer Classes for Seniors
Published on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:07pm
Adults age 55 and older who complete the classes will get a free computer and two years’ free Internet access.
The DC Public Library has teamed up with Byte Back, the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer, First Time Computers, One Economy and Cricket Communications to offer free computer classes for adults age 55 and older. Seniors who complete the classes will get a free refurbished computer and may be eligible for two years of free Internet access.
Students will learn how to:
- Use the keyboard and other basic computer skills
- E-mail friends and family
- Apply for jobs
- Find health care information
- Manage finances
- Find government services
Morning and afternoon classes will be held at Woodridge Neighborhood Library and Frances A. Gregory Library. Call 202-529-3395 to sign up.
Classes begin in January. This program has been made possible by the Holden Bequest, a gift given to the DC Public Library to benefit the Woodridge and Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Libraries. Low-income participants will receive a free mobile broadband modem from Cricket Wireless.