Senior Tech Thursdays at Mercy Circle this June
Starting on June 1, a 3-week, free series, offers practical tips to better use digital devices


Learn more ways to use more tools on your smartphone or tablet to stay connected with family and friends, neighbors, and community resources.

Classes on Thursdays—June 1, 8 and 15—are scheduled from 1:30pm until 3:00pm at Mercy Circle (3659 W 99th St.). Instead of the main entrance for Mercy Circle, please drive to the entrance on Central Park Avenue near 100th Street, which will be marked with blue and white balloons. Then, follow the signs to the parking lot where there is free valet parking. This way, you’ll have easy access to your classroom.

All classes are free. Register for all classes at one time or only the one that interests you.

So you derive the most benefit from these sessions, two concurrent classes are conducted:

  • one for those using Apple products including iPhone and iPad
  • one for those using Android devices including those by Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Google

When you arrive, you will be directed to the classroom for you.

Classes offer practical tips for seniors

Making life easier with applications – 1:30pm, Thursday, June 1
Learn how to access information provided by the 19th Ward and the City of Chicago; set up and manage telehealth visits; practice how to use medication management tools; master transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Curbed; and learn about the most useful and popular apps for seniors.

Click here to view the Apple presentation
Click here to view the Android presentation

Staying Connected –1:30pm, Thursday, June 8
Learn how to use Google Meet on Android devices and FaceTime on Apple ones as well as WhatsApp and Zoom on both platforms; review how to set up email and text groups to stay in touch with friends and family; and discover ways to take, save and share photos and videos—plus print photos too.

Click here to view the Apple presentation
Click here to view the Android presentation

Taking safety and security measures –1:30pm, Thursday, June 15
Learn how to identify scammers using emails and phishing; how to delete and unsubscribe from unwanted emails; how social media tags your searches to send unsolicited information; how to identify accurate, unbiased stories on social media; and how to install Ring and other doorbells with security cameras for your home.

Click here to view the Apple presentation
Click here to view the Android presentation

Presented by 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea. Hosted by Mercy Circle. Co-sponsored by Illinois State Senator Bill Cunningham as well as Illinois State Representatives Kelly Burke and Mary Gill.