Boomer Grandparents face an uphill climb in their quest to maintain a relationship with their tech crazed grandchildren. Finally, someone’s going to help us keep up with all the new technology! If you’re not taking a class at your area senior center, or if you’re a Mac user taking the classes available to you at a local Apple store, there’s nothing available for seniors in regard to computer or social networking classes. The desire is there, we just need the services!
Per Zachary Schneiderman of Mashable.com ““Grandparents Gone Wired” is a technology campaign encouraging kids to teach seniors how to use technology and social media, allowing them to get online and connect with the (sometimes-younger) people in their lives.”
“The kids that participate will be eligible to win prizes including iTunes gift cards, an iPad and a series of $500 scholarships from DoSomething, a website that harnesses the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline..” From joining Facebook, to learning how to use Skype and GMail, your volunteer will be provided with a guide to follow while teaching you the basics from the Grandparents Gone Wired site.”
Forward this link to the tech-savvy teen in your life for a chance to help a tech starved senior and be eligible to win a prize! Facts About Grandparents Gone Wired