Digital literacy expo returns May 26
The Center for Aging in the Digital World ("TheCenter"), a nonprofit organization empowering seniors with digital literacy, will present its 6th annual "Living in the Digital World Senior Expo" on Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center in Rocky River. TheCenter is converting the civic center's halls into a learning lab for the day with showcases in the main hall and up to 30-minute presentations in the presentation hall. Come join us!
Have you been thinking about starting to use technology?
Tak Sato, co-founder of TheCenter, will cover the overall benefits of digital literacy at 9:30 a.m. What is different and special this year is that seniors who completed the nonprofit's Discover Digital Literacy! program will show fellow senior attendees how they keep connected even during a pandemic. See for yourself how easy it is to attend a church service, for example, through Zoom meetings.
Are you currently using technology and ready to learn more, like what is a "podcast" and how to access it?
Radio host Trapper Jack will talk about podcasts at 11:15 a.m.
Am I being scammed? Something just didn't feel right…
Pick up tips from co-presenters Tak and the Rocky River Police Department on how to minimize becoming a scam victim. The presentation starts at 12:30 p.m.
Do you want to request a prescription refill, communicate with your doctor, and manage your health information in one place using Cleveland Clinic's "MyChart"?
The experts from the Cleveland Clinic MyChart team will show you how, starting at 10:15 a.m. The team will also be in the main hall to help you set up your MyChart account.
It is truly an event like no other. Subject matter experts, starting with TheCenter's own Tak, Cleveland Clinic's MyChart team, Cleveland radio host Trapper Jack, Kelsey of Getting Genki Fitness who will lead a senior-friendly exercise that you can partake in (starting at noon), and the Rocky River Police Department, will be there.
In addition, Westlake Porter Public Library will be there and the expo favorite Emma, from the Rocky River Public Library, returns this year to share her expertise and answer questions on genealogy.
If you are a senior, aging-in-place, living in a retirement community, or living with your loved ones, there's something for you at this year's expo. Each attendee will also receive one free raffle ticket to test your luck on winning one of the two media streamers or the grand prize of a tablet.
For more information, visit empowerseniors.org/expo.