The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Senior Affairs, Adelante’s DiverseIT program, Teeniors are hosting the 50+ Senior Tech Connect tech fair on Friday, April 19, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in Albuquerque. (501 Elizabeth St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123) Designed to provide a welcoming environment for older adults to learn about today’s technology, this event is free to attend and open to the public.  

Seniors Learn About Tech & Win Prizes!

The 50+ Senior Tech Connect event will include prizes, refreshments, and opportunities for hands-on tech learning. Topics include ride sharing services, creating graphics with free software, shopping online, and more. Seniors are encouraged to roam and learn about tech topics of their choice. There will also be a dedicated room for tech support for phones and tablets. Free computer classes will also be part of the event. 

Enhancing Senior’s Access to Technology

The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs recognizes older adults can lack technology access or trLobby filled with seniors learning about technology at the Senior Tech Connect event in 2023.aining. That said, it is important for seniors to learn how to use technology safely and effectively. Older adults are more likely to be victims of online scams. In addition, much of today’s world requires a working knowledge of technology. As a result, the Department of Senior Affairs team is working with both Adelante DiverseIT and Teeniors to bridge this digital divide. The 50+ Senior Tech Connect event is part of this work.

“We created this tech fair help increase access to digital resources and improve overall quality of life among older adults by making sure they feel comfortable using the latest technology,” said Director of Senior Affairs Anna Sanchez. “We appreciate the many community partners who are taking part to support Albuquerque seniors.” 

Director of Senior Affairs, Anna Sanchez

Community Tech Partners

DiverseIT® offers training to people with disabilities, seniors, and people who are traditionally excluded from technology. That includes teaching the basics of computer use or the topics of peoples’ choice. IT certification training is also an option for people seeking to start a career in tech.  

Teeniors® are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors learn technology. They will be providing one-on-one coaching at the tech fair to help seniors learn about their smart phones and tablets. They will also be providing free classes on social media and how to avoid scams. 

Multiple sponsors and tech companies are taking part in the Senior Tech Connect event to make sure seniors get to see lots of different ways to use tech. Comcast and PNM who are major sponsors will be teaching seniors how to get low-cost internet access and how to file an electrical outage online, for example. Prime Time senior news magazine will also be on hand to support the efforts. Albertsons Market will be teaching seniors how to shop online and have groceries delivered. Sandia Area Federal Credit Union will be demonstrating online banking features. At each station, seniors can earn raffle tickets for taking the time to learn about tech. You pick raffles will be happening throughout the event. 

The team at CABQ Department of Senior Affairs, our team at DiverseIT, and the staff at Teeniors are looking forward to this tech fair. For more information, call (505) 275-8731