Technology for Seniors Made Easy

Posted June 25, 2020


iphone and ipad with OverDrive app

Do you have a parent or older friend who is hesitant about learning new technology? During this time of COVID-19, elders may experience a greater sense of isolation not being able to connect with others in person.

Generations on Line launched on September 7, 2020, to help simplify the process and tools of new technology for those who are timid about exploring new cyber products. They created helpful guides to help "promote Internet literacy, access, and skills to the elderly and overcome their fear of the new electronic media."


Choosing a Device and Getting Started—A Beginners Guide for Family and Friends
These instructions will guide you through various steps of tablet selection, preparation, and even training for your older adult relative or friend.

How to Help an Elder Use the Easy Tablet Help for Seniors® App
Steps to motivate and coach new technology users as they navigate how to use their new device.

Steps to Getting Your Tablet Connected to Your WiFi
A guide and notes sheet for connecting your new device to your wireless Internet.

Tip Strips
Quick answers to common questions for your Android, iPad, or Kindle device.


Your Library, Available Anywhere

Don't forget! You can borrow books from your library online through the OverDrive or Libby apps. Need help getting started? Call your local library for help.