In today’s digital world, staying connected and informed is crucial. However, for many older adults, keeping up with the rapidly changing technology can be overwhelming and isolating. That’s why Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is offering free classes to seniors struggling to stay up-to-date with the latest digital advancements.
The courses will cover the basics of email, the internet, mobile devices, cybersecurity, computer basics, and video conferencing. These classes will take place in LLCC’s downtown Springfield center at 130 W. Mason St. Laurel Bretz, an assistant vice president at LLCC, stated that the world’s movement towards digital services and access has left many older adults feeling isolated, frustrated, and socially excluded. She emphasized that these classes are designed to help seniors feel more connected and confident in their ability to navigate the digital landscape.
More details about the classes and registration can be found at llcc.edu/digital-literacy. David C.L. Bauer is the editor and publisher of the Journal-Courier. He joined the publication in 2009 as an editor and added publisher responsibilities in 2016. Bauer is a Cincinnati native who has worked as an editor for newspapers in Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky before becoming an adjunct instructor of journalism at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Additionally, he has experience working at radio stations in Ohio as a news director and disc jockey.