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.
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!!
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
What is the course format and schedule?
- After registration, you will be invited to complete a form to help guide our initial phone call prior to Day 1 (if schedules permit.) During our phone call, we will begin to create your 30-day individualized Action Plan with attainable goals. Throughout the 30-days, you will receive emails with additional resources and laser-focused videos to teach specific skills as well as additional interactive content to promote learning.
- All videos will be available to view for the duration of the course and up to 1 week after the 30-Day Challenge.
- 8- one hour long online office hours using Zoom Video Conferencing will be provided during the 30 days. It will be our time to talk as a group about successes as well as frustrations and to provide additional support of the information shared in the weekly video. I will do my best to ensure that all participants are available for at least 4 of the sessions, realizing that we may be living in different time zones.
What will I learn?
What resources will I need?
Why should I take this course when the media is filled with stories on how technology can be harmful?
How do I know if this is the right course for me?
Will I be able to view all of the course at once to just find the resources I want to explore now?
Aren't schools and therapy clinics as well as vocational and rehabilitation centers already doing what is best?
What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
Do you offer CEUs or Certificates of Completion?
Who are you?
Will these tools replace professional consultations?