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General Information
To help the 55+ community navigate the ever-changing landscape of computer, technology, device, and application information, the Living Well Network offers a variety of computer and technical services available on a regular and as-needed basis.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Are you a tech savvy individual who enjoys people and is interested in teaching computer and technical skills to an engaging community of older persons? Does working part-time independently in a collaborative, creative, and inclusive neighborhood nonprofit sound like a fit for you?

The Living Well Network of the Agassiz Baldwin Community is looking for a Computer/ Technology Advocate (CTA) to run the weekly LWN Computer Lounge, plan and teach computer and technology classes and workshops that are relevant to the LWN community (people ages 55+), and perform home visits to provide LWN members with individualized computer/technology support in their homes. The CTA must communicate well and have excellent interpersonal skills. For complete job description, click here.

WE’RE OPEN! Visit the Computer Lounge Open Lab Wednesdays, 1-3PM
Visit the Living Well Network Computer Lounge, available every Wednesday from 1:00–3:00 pm in the Agassiz Baldwin Community Room. The Lounge contains Internet-connected Mac and PC computers. Skilled volunteer instructors are available to answer your basic computer questions in a stress-free, fun environment during our open lab sessions. Bring your questions and computer/technology problems to the Open Lab tech-savvy volunteers are available to help.

Computer Lounge Class & Workshop Schedule
Classes and workshops are on hiatus as the Living Well Network looks for a new Computer/Tecnology Advocate to manage the program. Once the position is filled LWN will offer classes and workshops for beginners and intermediate computer/ technology users as part of our Computer Lounge programming. Classes are lecture-style ending with a Q&A. Workshops begin with a short “how-to” and encourage participants to try out new skills in a group setting.

Classes and workshops in 2016 alternated with Computer Lounge Open Lab and included:
01/06/16 – Workshop: Organizing Your Email
01/20/16 – Class: Microsoft Word Basics
02/03/16 – Workshop: How to Get Rid of Ads on the Web
02/17/16 – Class: Facebook Basics
03/02/16 – Workshop: Online Banking
03/16/16 – Class: How to make basic website (Wix.com)
03/30/16 – Workshop: Photo Books
04/13/16 – Class: Online Buying & Selling, the New Garage Sale
04/27/16 – Workshop: Skype/FaceTime
05/11/16 – Class: The Cloud
05/25/16 – Workshop: Photo Editing
06/08/16 – Class: Self Publishing Your Life Story
06/22/16 – Workshop: How to make a basic Blog

Cost
The Lounge and classes are available free to LWN Members. For non-members, the lounge & classes are available for $20 per lab, workshop or class (just $10 per hour.)

Home Computer Help
The Computer Lounge offers home computer help to our LWN members as an extension of our program. The fee for this service is $35 per hour for members only, and participants must sign up for a minimum of one hour.

Contact
Contact us to sign up for a class or workshop, or just stop by to use our computers, have a snack, and enjoy the social atmosphere with your neighbors. Please join our mailing list or call (617) 349-6287 x10 to learn about upcoming class and workshop topics.

Support the Lounge
Support the Lounge by becoming a Member for a tax-deductible contribution of $75 per person or $125 per household. To sign up or learn more, contact LWN Coordinator Diane Martin, at (617) 349-6287 x21 or dmartin@agassiz.org.

How to Find Us
The LWN Computer Lounge, located at 1651 Mass. Ave. (at the corner of Wendell St. and Mass. Ave.), is easily accessible by public transportation, car, or walking.
Click for a map here.

Volunteer
Share your passion for technology as a volunteer to adults who are eager to develop their computer skills. Share your technology knowledge to help ensure local adults are able to access the resources and build the skills they need. Assist with classes, provide one-on-one problem-solving assistance, help develop workshops and classes. Commitment is Wednesdays, 1-3 pm. We are flexible and are open to your availability and interests. For more information please contact Phoebe Sinclair Community Liaison at (617) 349-6287 x10 or psinclair@agassiz.org.

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