Savvy Senior: How seniors can learn new technology skills online | Qa Senior Planet was developed and sponsored by national non-profit OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) and recently partnered with AARP. It offers a variety of free online courses, programs, and activities taught in real time to adults ages 60 and up to help seniors learn technology skills, save money, exercise, and make friends.

Some of the most popular tech classes include “All Things Zoom”, “Everything Smartphones”, and an “Introduction to Social Media”. It even has a “Lunch & Learn – Tech Discussion Group,” held at different times throughout the year, where you can ask questions and share your struggles and experiences.

And if you ever have a tech question that pops up during the week, you can call the National Senior Planet Hotline Monday through Friday at (920) 666-1959 for technical assistance. This nonprofit older adult education organization offers more than 10 low-cost or free online computer, internet, and mobile technology courses for beginners. And when the pandemic subsides, it will return to offering beginner tech courses in its 27 locations (in nine states) across the country. This company provides paid online technical support and training to help older adults feel comfortable with phones, computers, tablets, home safety devices, and more.