*** All SOA senior centers will close early at 1pm on Tuesday, June 6, for staff training. ***

Tech Connect for Older Adults

Tech Connect for Older Adults seeks to empower participants 50 and better to understand and utilize the ever growing world of technology. The benefits of technology for older adults is endless.

Whether you are a beginner looking for an introduction to technology or an experienced user with technical questions about your cell phone, tablet, or computer, we are here to help. From scheduling doctors appointments, to chatting with loved ones, to researching hobbies and activities, the information is out there, and we can’t wait to help participants find it.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Each center will host this one-on-one workshop where you can bring your device, and your questions, and work with one of our knowledgeable tech trainers. Sign-up by calling your center or visiting our website. In order to best serve you, we ask to know the type of device you need help with and a description of your concern.

iPad Check-Out

Get technology into your hands! SOA is excited to offer iPads available for check-out for no charge for up to 3 weeks. No internet? No problem. We have partnered with Milwaukee Public Libraries to offer Hotspots (portable wireless internet connection devices) available for check-out. In addition to providing devices and internet access, we also offer training. Get trained, get searching, and get connected with iPad Check-out. Go to your local senior center to sign up.

Classroom in a Box

Learn how you can bring Tech Connect to your senior living facility, church, and anywhere else older adults might gather. With a variety of different offerings and options, we are excited to help bring technology education to your location with Classroom in a Box. 

Senior Planet Classes

Tech Connect will be offering an array of Senior Planet training in the form of Explore Tech Lectures. These programs include one-off lectures that introduce popular tech topics and themes clearly and concisely. Individual lectures aim to explain the general purpose of a device or concept, its usefulness, and valuable tips and tricks. Lectures do not offer hands-on exposure to the presented topic and are limited to 25 participants.

Our interactive workshops allow participants to practice using a website or app already introduced in a lecture. Workshops are led by a trainer and offer hands-on activities. Workshops will run for about 75-90 minutes and be capped at 10 participants.