This course was designed for adults who want help exploring the world of Google and the many ways it can make life easier! Tools are emerging all the time that can help seniors maximize independence, create new opportunities for enjoyment and stay engaged with the world.

Get the friendly, easy-to-follow help you need to create a positive mindset and help you embrace a more tech-rich life. Benefit from Joan Green’s many years as a speech-language pathologist, assistive technology specialist, mother of four and experience providing “tech support” for elderly family members.

Google now offers many free customizable tools that can make life easier that go way beyond searching for information online. GSuite apps can be used to improve life for older adults who most often don’t realize they exist. An alternative to Microsoft Office software that may be housed on your computer, these free tools can make your life easier when on the go using mobile devices or when you are at home on your computer. Joan will be sharing her wisdom during this 30-day online course!!

Course Highlights:

Explore the latest features that empower individuals to overcome barriers to declining mobility, memory, cognition, communication, vision, and dexterity.

Create and share lists of grocery items to purchase, fun things to do, and household chores and errands that need to get done using Google Keep

Get better control over your email inbox with time-saving Gmail tricks!

Quickly access your favorite websites on any computer with Google Chrome’s bookmarks

Take notes and compose documents using Google Docs that are automatically saved every few seconds

Get help venturing out and about with the guidance of Google Maps

 

Store helpful files such as your medical history, medication list and password protected important documents that can be accessed at any time in Google Drive

Develop a more streamlined approach and learn time-saving and reminder hacks when using your Google calendar

This course is for you if:

  • You’ve heard of Google, but don’t know how to sign into Chrome on a computer and aren’t familiar with Chrome apps and extensions or how to use Google apps on your mobile smartphone or tablet.

  • You are a “digital immigrant” trying to become more tech-savvy yourself or if you are supporting the daily routines of an older adult you care about. 

  • You are eager to be shown how your digital devices can make it easier to read, write and stay organized so it is easier to keep up with everything you need to do. 

  • You are looking for ways to exercise your mind or help someone else offset cognitive decline by tackling unfamiliar tasks by trying out some new technologies!

  • You will take advantage of the resources and group as well as 1:1 support during this 30-day course and plan to do your best to implement suggestions and reach out for help as needed when you hit stumbling blocks along the way.

  • You realize that you need someone else to streamline this process for you. It’s just too overwhelming and frustrating to move forward alone and you are motivated to invest your time and money to get the results you want.

Here’s what you will get:

  • A personal strategy session with me (Joan Green) to help you map out attainable goals. 

  • New content each week to help you prioritize and implement learning objectives for the week. 

  • Many tips and tricks to help you create a new mindset so you can practice new skills and gain confidence at your own pace at a time and place you choose 

  • Two online Q & A group sessions each week to discuss the content of the class, brainstorm solutions and advance your tech skills to the next level. The days and times will vary each week. 

  • Suggestions for how to take a deeper dive into specific skills-sets of interest to you. 

  • A certificate of completion!

 

Register now and set aside time to join this class as Joan streamlines your experience figuring it all out and jump-start your experience implementing an approach and carefully selected resources and implementation suggestions that are appropriate for your situation.

 

Using a combination of step-by-step recorded videos, digital handouts, live online video meetings, a personal coaching call, and email correspondence, Joan will guide you to explore a variety of apps and suggested strategies to practice using the tech each day.

Freqeuntly Asked Questions

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Joan. If you want to learn more about me, check out my website , my LinkedIn page, and my Facebook page.   I have written several books, speak nationally and provide a wide variety of unique therapy, coaching and training programs. I am the mother of 4 grown children, owner of a yellow lab and spaniel/ border collie rescue, and have a passion for learning how technology can improve the lives of people young and old with communication, cognitive, literacy and learning challenges.

Will these tools replace professional consultations?

My books and courses are aimed at making families and professionals aware of the many affordable resources that exist to help improve lives.  This Challenge and the books that I have written do not replace the training and judgment of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators and other related professionals.  

This does not replace therapy and/or medical advice.