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Colorado State University students will volunteer at a technology workshop for older adults taking place in the Fort Collins Senior Center on Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Students from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the gerontology interdisciplinary studies minor will lend their time and talent to helping older adults with their technology in order to get hands-on experience as a part of their gerontology class.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their cell phones, tablets, laptops and other technology items and take advantage of the one-on-one assistance from the students from CSU. Refreshments will be provided.
The workshop, facilitated by the AARP as a part of its MentorUp program, is accompanied by a documentary titled Cyber Seniors. The film follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors.
Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register for the documentary, the workshop or both by calling 1-877-926-8300 or registering online. This event is open to members and non-members of AARP.
The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive, near Rolland Moore Park.
A short trailer for the documentary can be viewed at http://cyberseniorsdocumentary.com/
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the gerontology interdisciplinary minor are in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University.