Fulton County to Host AT&T Senior Tech Rallies to Help Seniors to Learn to Use the Latest Technology | Print |

Workshops at two senior facilities to teach the use of Smartphones, tablets, apps, etc.

Fulton County and AT&T want seniors to embrace the latest electronic communications technology through workshops on how to use items, such as smartphones, tablets, apps (applications).  Two senior multipurpose facilities will host two workshops known as “Senior Tech Rallies”.  Both rallies will be open to registered multipurpose program participants.

The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.at the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex.  Benson is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs.  The second workshop will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility located at 677 Fairburn Road NW.

The introduction to smartphones and tablet workshops will help seniors to stay connected to their children and grandchildren.  They will learn to send and receive text messages, use mobile email and web, share photos, Skype, and download apps.  They will also see the advantages of using tablets to read books anywhere at any time.  Hands-on Training will be provided with 200 Smartphones and Tablets per event. Seniors who already own smartphones or tablets can bring their devices to obtain assistance at the “help desk” during breaks.

Other support resources will include an Online Fan Club, printed guidebooks and website.  An optional offsite support trip will also be offered to attendees.

To sign up for the event,  registered participants of Fulton County multipurpose programs can call the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex at 404-705-4900 or call the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility at 404-699-8580.