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  • 1Education Council | pottercountyedcouncil.org | January – April 2020 Newsletter

    The Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections,

    the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging,

    the Seneca Highlands CTC and our local school districts are

    continuing to team up to implement a county-wide program

    called Seniors 2 Seniors throughout the 2019-2020 academic

    year. This program is teaching basic computer skills, digital

    literacy and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have

    the knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed

    Internet which include:

    • Staying connected to friends and family

    • Utilizing telemedicine (healthcare from home)

    • Accessing numerous government on-line tools

    • Using on-line banking

    • Working from home for a company

    • Shopping from home (for items not available in the

    local area)

    • Improving eye-hand coordination through (strategy-

    based) video games

    As a part of this program, the Potter County Education

    Council, Tri-Co Connections and the Area Agency on Aging

    have local high school students volunteering to provide on-site

    support to each of the adults who participates in the course.

    The area high school students are a logical resource to support

    the senior citizens as they learn about the Internet since this

    generation of students has grown up with technology as a part

    of their daily lives. They are a true “tech savvy” population and

    can provide valuable support to older adults who are learning

    to navigate and use new technological skills and information.

    This very important and timely project which will provide a

    valuable lifelong learning opportunity to many of our older

    county residents while also allowing area high school students

    an opportunity to give back to their local communities. This

    course will provide our older county residents the opportunity

    to learn, and in some cases, further their technology skills while

    also providing our senior high school students the opportunity

    to make a difference in the lives of others and connect with a

    more experienced generation of Potter County residents. It’s

    an opportunity for both age groups to learn about the other, to

    debunk generational stereotypes and connect on a personal

    level.

    The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course is being offered at

    each of the four senior centers in Potter County on an eight-

    week rotating schedule, meeting on Wednesdays from 12:45 –

    1:45 PM (following the school districts’ calendars), throughout

    the 2019-2020 school year. The first rotation of the Seniors 2

    Seniors course recently concluded at the Shinglehouse Senior

    Center and the second rotation starts on December 4th at

    the Coudersport Senior Center and will run on Wednesdays

    through February 5th. The course will also run at the Ulysses

    Senior Center (February 12th – April 1st) and then at the

    Galeton Senior Center (April 8th – May 27th).

    You can register yourself or a parent or grandparent by

    calling the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-

    4877, registering on the Potter County Education Council’s

    website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or stopping by the

    Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office at 5

    Water Street to register in person.

    The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course and high-speed

    internet from Tri-Co Connections will allow our senior citizens

    to better connect to the world!

    January - April 2020 Issue

    Seniors 2 Seniors: Bridging the digital and generational divide By: Dr. Michele Moore, Executive Director

  • Education Council | pottercountyedcouncil.org | January – April 2020 Newsletter 2

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    Table of Contents

    Seniors 2 Seniors: Bridging the digital and generational

    divide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Clarion SBDC Let’s Talk Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    N . PA Regional College Spring 2020 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Career Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Motivational Speaker Addresses Area School Students . . . . 6

    Personal Enrichment Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Sewing for Beginners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Sewing - The Next Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Video Games, Gamers, and Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Professional Development Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Basic Sign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Computer Fundamentals I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Computer Fundamentals II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Pennsylvania State Vehicle Inspection Course . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    ServSafe Food Safety Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    QuickBooks 2019 Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

    QuickBooks 2019 Level II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

    Travel Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    The Colorado Rockies: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Greece and Its Islands: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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    Cancellation and Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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    Saturday, March 21st

    Watch for more information!

  • 3Education Council | pottercountyedcouncil.org | January – April 2020 Newsletter

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