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Glenmeadow to Offer IT Primer for Older Adults on Oct. 17

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Glenmeadow will offer a presentation on technology and the many ways it can be used for entertainment on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St., West Springfield.

“Get Tech-savvy: An IT Primer for Older Adults” is the second program in the fall Glenmeadow Learning series, which provides free educational offerings in the community. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use apps — or software applications — on computers, tablets, or telephones to connect with friends and loved ones who are far away or to play games or get a ride.

The presentation will be led by Derek Allard, owner of Tunnel 7, which offers digital design and marketing services; Ryan Askew, owner of Ryan Askew Web Design & Development; and Patrick Lostaglia, Glenmeadow’s network administrator.

Today’s technology makes it possible to connect with people through computers, tablets, and telephones. Allard, Askew, and Lostaglia will offer an overview of how these tools work. Participants will then break into small groups for a demonstration of programs that can be used for various purposes. Participants must bring a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

“Get Tech-savvy” is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. To register, e-mail Jazlyn Wanzo at jwanzo@glenmeadow.org. For more information or to register online, visit glenmeadow.org/events.