Flower Memorial Library hosting digital literacy courses for older adults

WATERTOWN, NY – With the growing number of older adults in Jefferson County and the growing need to be technologically adept, Flower Memorial Library is hosting a series of digital literacy lectures every Tuesday beginning June 11th through October. In partnership with non-profit, Older Adults Technology Services, the library hopes to bridge the gap between older adults and technology through these lectures. This series was made possible through Central Library Development Aid provided by the State of New York.  For more information, contact Amanda Presley at 315.785.7714.

The lectures will be two hours long and will focus on a different topic each week. The schedule heading into summer is below:

6/11: How to Choose A New Computer

6/18: Smartphones

6/25: Protecting Your Personal Information Online

7/02: Streaming and Smart TVs

7/09: Google Maps

7/16: Online Travel Sites

7/23: Ebay and PayPal

7/30: Crowdfunding

8/06: Internet of Things

About the Organizations:

The Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library serves Watertown and surrounding communities as a center for reading, culture and research. The Library is a vibrant institution, committed to promoting a well-rounded and informed citizenry. As a premier historical and community asset, the Library offers educational and recreational opportunities for all ages.  We have seen the impact continual changes in technology and practices have had on our community and we are hopeful this lecture series will be a step toward bridging the divide.

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is a social impact organization that builds sustainable new systems to change the way we age. We are design thinkers, constantly testing new ideas and looking for leverage points where our work can help seniors use technology to improve their health, finances, social engagement, learning and creative expression. We partner with government agencies, community-based organizations, national advocacy groups, and major corporations to engineer solutions that put technology in the hands of older adults to achieve meaningful outcomes.