Digital World Senior Expo goes virtual
“Keeping Seniors Connected” is the theme of the free, virtual, 4th Annual Living in the Digital World Senior Expo which will live stream on Thursday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seniors, caregivers and anyone who wants to start embracing the new and required “life-skill” of the 21st century are invited to join us.
This year’s expo invites seniors to relax with a cup of coffee or tea and spend the morning in the comfort of their homes, discovering how to embrace Digital Literacy during this time of social distancing, learn how to stay safe online, and how to delve into the resources available to uncover their family ancestry.
Participants will also learn about the nonprofit Center for Aging in the Digital World and its life-changing free Discover Digital Literacy! program. The expo will wrap up with a Q&A with the Center’s co-founder, Tak Sato, plus an exciting announcement of a new Discover Digital Literacy! offering to help seniors become even more digitally literate.
To attend the free, virtual, Living in the Digital World Senior Expo, visit empowerseniors.org or the Center’s social media presence under @center4aging on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more information. Then, login on Thursday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m. to begin viewing. Information on how to view the live stream will be posted on our website and social media accounts soon.
Executive director and co-founder of the Center for Aging in the Digital World, Mely Sato, will begin by sharing a brief history of the Center and an overview of the following presentations:
Importance of Digital Literacy
Join president and co-founder of the Center for Aging in the Digital World, Tak Sato, and embrace Digital Literacy during this time of social distancing. Tak will tell you what apps seniors are using to stay connected and avoid loneliness.
Internet Street Smarts to staying safe online
Join Tak and his guest – a graduate of our Discover Digital Literacy! program – as they discuss what to do when one becomes an identity theft victim and other “Internet Street Smarts” to steer clear of identity theft and cyber criminals.
Delve Into Genealogy
Delve into genealogy with Emma Dittmar from the Adult Services Department at the Rocky River Public Library. She will offer resources from the real and digital worlds. Also, have you heard of "house genealogy?" Come find out from her colleague Greg Hatch!
Get your digital literacy-related questions answered – it’s Q&A time!
An exciting new Discover Digital Literacy! program will be announced to help you become digitally literate – followed by a raffle drawing.
Please mark the 4th Annual Living in the Digital World Senior Expo on your calendar for Thursday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m.