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My grandpa wants to learn to use the computer and Internet. Because of my job I do not get enough time to teach him. He doesn't want to go out and take classes. Any other easy ways?
Sorry I can't give you the exact links - but I know that there are senior sites that have computer lessons - Maybe Third Age? or Eons? And you could also go out (or go on the net) & get him a copy of Internet for Dummies - which is an easy introduction.
He should have a lot of fun with it - so encourage him!
Maybe call your local high school. Kids are so smart, and many
teens don't have grandparents. I would bet it would spark interest in a caring teen. Office people at the school may be willing to help you out. Good luck!
Where can a senior citizen get a free computer?
You might want to check with local non-profit groups or stores such as Goodwill or The Salvation Army store. Individuals who repair computers might also be willing to donate refurbished computers to seniors.
How can we get laptops and training for seniors, especially those that are disabled or homebound? Is there a grant available for the elderly in Baltimore City?
Its a wonderful thing that you are doing. Unfortuately folks are wary of giving due to the many scams out there. I suggest obtaining a volunteer to pick up seniors and take them to a library or community center to use computers. If you establish a regular day and time it will be more effective. Many homebound seniors are homebound because no one takes them out. Good luck to you !
The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:
This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.
Microsoft gives away a lot of free laptops. Contact the Company and see what they say
In New Jersey where can I go for free or low cost Power Point training?
This may be of some help to you. Power Point is included several among other free tutorials