The Montgomery County Department of Technology Services is offering a program targeted at senior residents to help improve their technology skills and lives.
“Senior Planet Montgomery” is a free program that offers learners 60-and over classes on financial security and health, starting a new business, and improving their ability to live independently. Enrollment is now open and winter classes begin Monday, February 3.
Classes meet twice a week over the course of five- or 10-week periods, depending on the course. The program, now in its fourth year, offers course instruction, books and devices to use in class at no charge to participants.
Registration for a particular course can be done by directly contacting the site of the class.
The list of courses for the winter session of Senior Planet Montgomery, the respective sites and registration information is as follows (with course descriptions after the schedules):
- Computer Essentials (PC): Feb. 3-March 9 (Mondays and Wednesdays). 10-11:15 a.m.
- Introducción de la cultura digital para computadora (PC): Feb. 3-March 9 (Mondays and Wednesdays). 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
White Oak Community Recreation Center: 1700 April Lane., Silver Spring. 240-777-6944.
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center: 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8085.
Holiday Park Senior Center: 3950 Ferrara Dr., Silver Spring. 240-777-4999.
- iPad Essentials (iPad): Feb. 19-March 20. (Wednesdays and Fridays). 1:30-3 p.m. [NOTE: Please bring your own Apple iPad to this course.]
North Potomac Senior Center: 13850 Travilah Road., Rockville. 240-773-4805.
- Intro to Digital Culture (iPad): Feb. 3-March 9. (Mondays and Wednesdays). 2:15-3:30 p.m.
To learn more about course offerings, visit the Senior Planet website.