Below is an update from OLHSA and invitation to join their training!
Gigabytes for Grand-families hired United Training to come to OLHSA in Pontiac on January 24th to begin in-person training for the grandmother’s raising grandchildren who have the least amount of computer experience. Trainer Ryan Randall was well received by the grandparents who participated. He helped connect them to their Internet Hot Spot, showed them how to properly turn on and off their new laptops and charge the battery of the devices. He helped two grandmothers create E-mail addresses and trained them how to get to their new Email accounts, and gave pointers to those who usually have their live-in grandkids get to grandma’s Emails, to gain the confidence they need to do this on their own! We also played around with the Zoom platform! Ryan advised me that a few more in-person trainings might be needed to get them ready to connect virtually on their own from home, with individual or small groups. He felt a connection to this group by the end of our first training with him, and was compelled to committed himself to volunteering a few Saturdays to help the participants reach their goals on getting online on their own.
OLHSA invites interested members to join them at any of the scheduled Gigabytes for Grand-families training sessions at OLHSA in Pontiac. Because of COVID restrictions in place, they will need to know the names of anyone planning to come at least a day prior. Masks are required and a standard Covid questionnaire is completed upon arrival.
The upcoming training dates are:
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
If interested, please contact Lisa Grodsky at lisaG@olhsa.org