Friday, February 26, 2010
Get ready for friend requests from grandpa...
Olds can be Hilarious. Especially when they try to do things that traditionally are reserved for Those Damned Kids.
In fact, its kind of terrifying when you find out your parents are now stalking your nightly exploits on Facebook. "Yes, mom, I am a looking for friends, networking and 'random play'...DEAL!"
But let's get serious for a moment...
A couple weeks ago I started pitching the idea that there is a large need not just computer training and classes for older folks, but those classes needed to be mobile and free...
Why? Because the the elderly in KC are one of the poorest, disconnected groups in the country that, in many cases, relay on the crappiest public transportation the KCATA has to offer...
The glorious life of retirement in KC...
Anyway, Metropolitan Community College-Longview (who I do some work for) took me up on the offer and is giving me an entire day to teach as many free classes of computer basics, online skills and whatever else I can pull out of my ass. (It's not quite entirely mobile, but it is FREE)
Yes, free computer classes for anyone who wants to learn.
The whole day is part of Longview's bigger program offering a whole catalog of free classes and other resources to Baby Boomers.
Hopefully, we can make something out of the whole day.
Come on out and meet a Low Level Internet Celebrity like myself. Learn a thing or two, or just heckle from the back, you assholes.
500 SW Longview Road
Lee's Summit Mo