At Home In Somers To Host Its Third Technology Day For Seniors

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Student Melissa Gross, adults Ifay Chang, Rebecca DeMartino and parent volunteer Christian Weinshenk figure out the iPhone at Technology Day.
Student Melissa Gross, adults Ifay Chang, Rebecca DeMartino and parent volunteer Christian Weinshenk figure out the iPhone at Technology Day. Photo Credit: Contributed
Somers High Schools volunteers help Somers residents with navigating their electronics at the February event.
Somers High Schools volunteers help Somers residents with navigating their electronics at the February event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Seniors received help from Somers High School students at the March Technology day.
Seniors received help from Somers High School students at the March Technology day. Photo Credit: Contributed

SOMERS, N.Y. -- At Home in Somers (AHIS), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, has announced that it will host its third technology day for senior citizens at the Somers Library on Saturday, April 19.

Technology Day is set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is taking place during National Library Week. The Somers Library is located in Reis Park on Route 139. For driving directions, use the address 82 Primrose St., Katonah.

Somers High School students will be on staff to teach seniors the ins-and-outs of technology. Somers residents and AHIS members are invited to ask questions about technology and receive help from volunteer students. Questions are answered at the adult's pace and progress.

Students and participants will break off into small groups to learn the specifics of cell phones, iPads, smartphones and laptops.

“There is definitely a need for a service like this for our residents,” said Theresa Chang, event coordinator and corresponding secretary for AHIS.

"By talking to our members and the general public I found that a lot of our older residents were discouraged by not knowing how to use what they have and not having a venue where they could get some kind of help."

"That is what started this motivation to help our residents and to make their lives a little easier and fun. An outreach to the Somers High School students who naturally was good with this type of technology to come and help us with  this event was a tremendous success and both adult participants with student teachers and parent volunteers made this a wonderful community service event."

The last two events were well-received with a total of 19 adults, 17 student volunteers and four parent volunteers.

If you are interested in participating or volunteering please email Teresa Chang at ttchang05@yahoo.com or text 914-907-0881. 

For more information on AHIS, visit the website www.athomeinsomers.org

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