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
Caregiving, health, financial literacy, Medicare, virtual community center & more.
Zip code lookup tool for low-cost internet options
Emergency Broadband Benefit
Detroit residents can save up to $50/month on their internet bill.
Health resources for seniors, caregivers & tech support through Human-I-T.
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
Zena Baum Senior Service Center
Classes & services for older adults & caregivers.
Zoom and in-person. Includes “First Tech Thursdays”
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.
Facebook “Henry Ford Health System Family Caregivers”
Matrix Human Services
Seniors needing help accessing free or low-cost internet.
Remote & virtual training including computer training for adults over 40 re-entering the workforce.
Facebook “Operation ABLE of Michigan”
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.
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.
58 Parsons, Detroit 48201
Call for hours:
More than 100 co
urses; thousands of video & article tutorials on how to use popular websites, apps, devices.
For family caregivers in Area Agency on Aging 1B service area. Videos, articles, slideshows, supports.
Or Contact Your Local Area Agency on Aging or Public Library