Computer Guide for Seniors
An Introduction of Sorts
One of the many tasks I feature in my services is computer troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, and updates. The add on to providing that service is to provide education to those who own the computer I am currently working on. I do have a tendency to work my self out of a job. Which is rare, because my clients continue to rely on me no matter how much they learn. I appreciate the loyalty and faith each client bestows upon me.
In my ongoing education regarding computers, security and software, I come across articles such as how to bits n pieces, generalized and yes in some cases complicated information.
One of the more common areas I find a need is with those of us in the latter years of our lives. Many of my clients are seniors, some have never been on a computer, many have used one for emails, browsing the Internet and playing games. They have never learned the care and feeding of their computer. It is my honor to teach them how to take care of their computer and remain independent. There are those moments of technical issues beyond the scope of their skills, this is where I come in. Even then it can become a moment of education for both of us.
A Resource to Read
Here is an article that came to my attention by a reader, I believe it has significant relevance to those who are in the latter years of their lives.
A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software — by Sean Spencer, Software Development Expert and Author The website is a source of information for seniors, Mapcon. You will find a lot of information provided here. Topics are extensive, information is freely provided, you have no obligations to obtain the information you require.
My How To for Newbies
I recently began creating short 1 to 2 minute videos introducing Windows, Excel, and preparing for others as I move through. These are just that, short intro videos.
As the weeks march on, I will provide further information via my social media sites and here. Please take a moment and share, follow, and provide feedback. I appreciate your time and interest.