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Bethel Christian Church

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701 Depot Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
(423) 753-9880

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2017-18 Mission & Ministry Grant

Health and Wellness for Seniors through Technology

Health and Wellness for Seniors through Technology is designed to improve the lives of seniors through the use of technology. One-on-one training for seniors interested in learning more about technology will be provided. It is our goal that these seniors will begin to incorporate computers (tablets) into their lives for social interactions while improving their cognition, mental agility, and even their physical health. The training will consist of weekly classes and at other times, by phone as needed. Class attendance is required.  Students will interact with their classmates and the instructor online. They will post online over the course of the project to become familiar with social media. This is one example of the type of training we will do.

In addition, other areas of instruction include:

  • Basics of computer technology
  • Social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Video chatting
  • Health tracking software
  • Accessing video/computer games
  • Brain fitness apps
  • Web surfing
  • Video/audio media (e.g., music, movies)
  • Information and educational resources

Computer tablets and a training guide will be provided. The project will also cover the cost of Internet access.

Mission Area: Older Adults

Catalyst Grant: US $3,000