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Senior Citizen Technology Classes

Senior Citizens Technology Classes Available at NO CHARGE.
 
Technology skills and smartphone usage have become an important part of daily life for Americans of all ages, including senior citizens.
 
As a way of saying thanks to our senior citizens, Norwin School District is pleased to offer technology classes at NO COST to residents who are 62 and older. Classes are available for Norwin School District residents who live in Irwin Borough, North Irwin Borough, or North Huntingdon Township. Proof of residency is required.
 
The classes have been customized specifically for senior citizens. Classes will be taught by Mr. Jared Schultz and Mrs. Laura Swick, who are Norwin technology support teachers. Norwin High School students will help facilitate in order to lend helping hands when needed. This is an easy and casual way for older adults to learn about their technology. 
 
Please register by submitting the form provided on the following page. Available class seats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that a maximum class size is reached, registrants will be placed on a waiting list with the possibility of additional class dates being added. 
 
All classes will be held at Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Dr., North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Fiegel, Guidance Secretary, at 724-861-3002.
SPRING 2023 CLASS OFFERINGS:
 
HOW TO AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS
Thursday, February 23, 2023  from 3:30-5:30pm
 
According to the FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime report, 68,013 people over the age of 60 were victims of online fraud in that year alone. In this class, you will learn about current scams and how to protect yourself. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Identifying signs & indicators of fraudulent activity to prevent becoming a victim
  • Recognizing common themes of deception
  • Recognizing uncommon requests for payment/money transfers
  • Becoming aware of how fraudulent activity can happen on common communication platforms and social media sites
  • Learning identity theft prevention measures

The District is partnering with the North Huntingdon Township Police Department to provide this course. A device is not required for this course. 
 
 
IPHONE FOR SENIORS
Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 3:30-5:30pm
 
This class will teach you useful iPhone features to make life a little easier. Please bring your iPhone to this class. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • iPhone basics including buttons, gestures and typing
  • Finding and installing apps
  • Browsing the internet
  • Setting up accounts and checking email
  • Making video calls
  • Taking photos with the iPhone
  • Configuring settings
 
 
IPAD FOR SENIORS
Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 3:30-5:30pm
 
The Apple iPad is one of the most popular tablets on the market today. Please bring your Apple iPad to this class.  This course will teach you how to use your iPad to make daily life easier. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
This class will teach you:
  • Setting-up and personalizing your iPad
  • Finding and installing apps
  • Using Safari for internet use
  • Using the Notes app
  • Using email
  • Read books
  • Apple Id and Cloud Storage
  • Organizing with the Files app
 
 
USING YOUR SMARTPHONE AROUND TOWN 
Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 3:30-5:30pm
 
Your smartphone can be your travel guide - whether around town or around the world.  In this course we will explore how to utilize your device to make your trip less stressful and more memorable!
 
This class will teach you:
  • Navigation tools
  • Photos - storage & sharing
  • Locating points of interest
  • Helpful apps to explore points of interest
  • Safety tips for devices when you travel
  • Communicating while abroad
 
 
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