Much of the information seniors need for independent living now resides on the web, but for those lacking basic computer search skills the information is beyond their reach. Our Senior Surf Day classes are designed to provide seniors with the skills to access information on the Internet. Classes are held at libraries and senior centers throughout the seven county area served by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
In ninety-minute sessions Senior Surf Day instructors use a structured lesson plan to teach seniors to conduct Internet searches and locate web addresses that are important for senior living. You will guide senior students in locating Internet sites such as www.medicare.gov and www.MinnesotaHelp.info as well as alerting them about health care fraud and abuse and other internet security issues. Some students may also need assistance in very basic computer operations and the use of the mouse for navigation.
Instructors must be comfortable with senior students who have a wide range of skill levels and expectations. In addition to basic computer skills you must demonstrate patience and adaptability, and be able to communicate effectively with the respective staffs as well as the students.
To learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities available through the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA), please contact Colleen Fritsch at 651-917-4628 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to visit our website: www.metroaging.org/whatwedo/volunteerinfo.html.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- min of 8 hours a month