“I know a little bit on how to use a mouse. I know how to use one to navigate around. But for a long time I couldn’t tell you how to turn one on or off so I’ve learned how to do that," he said.
The Gordon Center offers nearly two dozen classes for seniors looking to become more technologically savvy.
For many of the students, the classes help them stay connected with loved ones.
Garvey uses the computer to keep track of his far-flung family members. “My grandsons are here," he said. "Well three of them are, and two of them are in Florida. My wife is in Indianapolis. This is kind of the way that we keep track of one another.”
It’s a possibility that wasn’t available 20 years ago that helps bridging the distance for people of all ages.
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