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Tech Savvy Students Hold One-on-One Tutoring Sessions for Moldaw Residents

Original post made by lew697, Charleston Gardens, on Jan 30, 2013

High school students from Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton were among a group of tech savvy teenagers who volunteered their time to help residents at Moldaw Residences, a senior living community in Palo Alto, with technology. The teens worked one-on-one with the residents, and they helped them in their apartments on their own technological devices. The assistance was very well received especially since a growing number of seniors are a part of the technology wave with nearly 70% of adults 65+ using mobile phones, more than half using email and a third of the older internet users are on Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

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Posted by Hooray
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Glad to hear something good about the skids for a change!


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Posted by big
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

big is a registered user.

Using facebook is not hard. Its mindnumbingly easy. Too easy. Too addictive. I advise my kids not to use it. I also advise my Mom not to use it as I dont want her giving away family secrets to big brother or big sister. I am not sure if this is helping these old folk.