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 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

Website: https://asianresources.org/

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

Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/techconnections

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

Website: https://crpd.com/programs/active-senior/

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.

Cost: Free with code (area4-ca) for anyone 50+

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (888) 559-1614

Email: help@getsetup.io

Website: https://www.getsetup.io/partner/area4-ca

This website offers short video lessons designed for beginners about Microsoft Office, email, internet, online safety, and more.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Website: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/subjects/tech/

As part of its job development program, the food bank provides basic computer classes in English and Spanish.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 3308 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 456-1980 ext. 2634

Website: https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/computer-technology

Senior Planet offers live, virtual classes for older adults, including technology trainings.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Phone: (888) 713-3495

Website: https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/online/

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