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As the weather turns crisp and Michiganders head indoors, here are some resources that can help seniors and caregivers continue to socialize and learn new things via smartphones, tablets and computers. Unless otherwise noted, they are free and available throughout Southeastern Michigan.


Free Online Resources for Seniors & Caregivers


AARP


Caregiving, health, financial literacy, Medicare, virtual community center & more.

aarp.org

aarp.org/caregiving


Aging Connected


Zip code lookup tool for low-cost internet options


agingconnected.org

Hotline: 877-745-1930


Connect 313


Emergency Broadband Benefit

Detroit residents can save up to $50/month on their internet bill.


connect313.org

(313) 241-7618

Focus: HOPE


Health resources for seniors, caregivers & tech support through Human-I-T.


Focushope.edu/connect

(313) 865-9800


GetSetUp

More than 350 classes from tech tutorials to crafting & social hours with specific topics. Classes are designed for, led by older adults. To waive fee, use coupon code MICHIGANHEALTH


Getsetup.io/partner/michigan

(888) 559-1614


Hannan Center


Zena Baum Senior Service Center

Classes & services for older adults & caregivers.


Zoom and in-person. Includes “First Tech Thursdays”


hannan.org

(313) 833-1300


Henry Ford C.A.R.E. Program


Caregiver Assistance Resources and Education Program – online classes & support groups (also by phone), and other resources. Do not need to be a Henry Ford patient to participate.


henryford.com/visitors/caregivers

Facebook “Henry Ford Health System Family Caregivers”

(866) 574-7530


Matrix Human Services


Seniors needing help accessing free or low-cost internet.


matrixhumanservices.org

(313) 526-4000

Operation Able

Remote & virtual training including computer training for adults over 40 re-entering the workforce.


Facebook “Operation ABLE of Michigan”

(313) 832-0922


Senior Planet from AARP & Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)


Tech training & online community. Courses taught in real time in how to use Zoom, smart phones, social media; tech discussion groups, videos.


seniorplanet.org

National Hotline: (920) 666-1959

Tech Time at St. Patrick Senior Center

Technical support & coaching for members from onsite health team - Madonna & WSU nursing students.


stpatsrctr.org

58 Parsons, Detroit 48201

Call for hours:

(313) 833-7080


TechBoomers


More than 100 co

urses; thousands of video & article tutorials on how to use popular websites, apps, devices.

techboomers.com


TruAlta


For family caregivers in Area Agency on Aging 1B service area. Videos, articles, slideshows, supports.

Aaa1b.org/caregiver-resources

(800) 852-7795


Or Contact Your Local Area Agency on Aging or Public Library

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