Computer & Smartphone Training
Computer technology is an essential part of modern life, helping us to succeed at work, stay connected with loved ones, and access information and services. Below are resources that can help older adults and others becoming more comfortable using computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices.
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This program offers older adults and younger people with disabilities free computer devices and assistance getting connected to the internet.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: Sacramento County residents aged 60 or older, or people with disabilities 18 or older
Phone: (916) 352-8857
This non-profit offers computer classes among its many community programs.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: anyone
Address: 6270 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: (916) 454-1892
Email: can send message through Message Us page on website
Note: ARI has two other locations in addition to its main headquarters
Classes on computer basics, internet research, iPhone usage, and Microsoft Word are offered at Ethel Hart Senior Center and other community centers. One-on-one assistance is also available to help with smart phone and computer usage.
Cost: some classes are free, others classes and one-on-one assistance provided for fee, contact program for more information
Who Is Eligible: anyone 50 or older
Address: 915 27th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 808-5462
Beginner classes on how to surf the web and how to use email, Facebook, and Zoom are offered at the Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center.
Cost: registration fees vary, see website or contact program for details
Who Is Eligible: anyone (targeted to older adults)
Address: 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 230, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 369-9844 or (916) 366-3133
Area 4 Agency on Aging has partnered with this learning website to offer free online classes on a variety of subjects, including how to use a smart phone, Zoom, and common computer software programs.
As part of its job development program, the food bank provides basic computer classes in English and Spanish.