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Register Today for Tech Smart Seniors 3.0

Learn more ways your smartphone or tablet can help you stay connected with family, friends, neighbors and community resources. All classes are free, and you may register for as many classes as you like.

We make it easy to learn from home. Click the Tech Smart Seniors logo, fill out the form and click “submit.” We will email you a link so you can join the class with just one click. For assistance, please call 773-238-8766

Classes offer practical tips for seniors:

Talking turkey about online visits – Thursday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.

Learn how to install and use Zoom, Skype, Duo, Facebook Live, FaceTime and Messenger to join or organize and host virtual get-togethers with family and friends


Connecting during 12 days before Christmas – Thursday, December 3, 10:30 a.m.

Discover ways to set-up groups  emails as well as how to take, save, share and print photos and to take and share videos


Getting to know Alexa or Echo Dot – Thursday, January 7, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Explore the potential of voice-activated devices to enjoy music, prompt reminders, create shopping lists, order on Amazon or ask any kind of question from a quote from Shakespeare to a weather forecast


Downloading apps to make life easier – Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Access information from the 19th Ward, City of Chicago and BAPA; set-up and manage telehealth visits; and order food delivery with DoorDash, Grub Hub, InstaCart or Uber Eats 


Taking safety and security measures – Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Learn how to protect yourself when someone offers to take over your device to fix a problem; how to identify scam emails; how to delete and unsubscribe from unwanted emails; and how to install Ring and other doorbells with security cameras 


Presented by 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea and BAPA Executive Director Mary Jo Viero and sponsored by Illinois State Senator Bill Cunningham, Illinois State Representative Fran Hurley, Illinois State Representative Kelly Burke, Illinois State Representative Justin Slaughter, Mercy Circle and Smith Village