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Empowering Older Adults Through Mobile Technologies

The TechSocial program aims to reduce social isolation and help older adults learn about mobile devices such as smart phones, iPads, and tablets. Our aim is to develop skills to create a sustainable technological community.

Online Resources

The following Videos and Modules comprise the TechSocial program. For any additional help or to schedule a personal training session, contact us at: (705) 360 -1353 or [email protected].

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Learning Modules

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The Basics

Our first module will introduce you to basic device hardware, gestures,and settings. We will start from the hardware that comprises your device. These are the buttons and physical things that you will be able to interact with while using your device. Some of these buttons have very important functions like power, sleep, and volume. Next we will move onto how you can interact with your device in multiple ways, which most people refer to as gestures. You will be pros at gestures by the end of this program! Lastly, we will go onto some very important settings that support the basic functioning of your device. Each of these sections will contribute to a solid foundation of knowledge of your device that we will be building upon moving forward!

Apple Basics Download Android Basics Download Powerpoint Download

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Safety and Security

Our second module will introduce you to your device’s safety and security features. We would like you to feel as comfortable as possible moving forward, so we thought it’d be best to start with some more settings for safety and security. These settings include various submenus that deal with security features like your fingerprint identification, facial recognition, passwords, and finding your device. Next we will move onto some general information about protecting yourself online. The world wide web can be a great place, but it can also be dangerous. We want to offer you some advice on how to navigate the internet in a safe and secure manner. Hopefully these tips and tricks will leave you feeling secure about using your device.

Apple Security Download Android Security Download Powerpoint Download

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Default Applications

In this module you will start to explore the many different applications associated with your device. To start, you will begin by exploring the applications that are already on most devices. These applications usually do not need to be downloaded. Instead, they come with the device! We will go through many different applications in this workshop – from using your email to taking videos with your camera. These diverse applications will help you explore your options of what you would like to do with your device.

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Entertainment Applications

Time for some fun! This module is all about the applications that you can use to entertain yourself or enjoy with friends. The first few applications that we introduce in this module relate to music and video. We offer many different applications for each type, as we want you to be able to choose which one you like the most. Next, we delve into some audio/video calling applications to connect you with friends. We go on to tell you about some useful travel applications. Then we finish off with some games! 

Entertainment Guidebook Download Powerpoint Download

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Social Media

In this module we will be discussing different social media applications. First we’ll go through in-depth one of the biggest social media applications today, Facebook! After that we will go through a social media that focuses on quick news, Twitter. Lastly, we will finish up with three different types of social media that largely rely on pictures and videos: Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest. Each of these social medias offers a different way of interacting with friends and family. We encourage you to try each one out and decide which one you enjoy most!

Social Media Guidebook Download

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Have you ever felt lost trying to navigate the healthcare system or maybe even just to remind yourself to take a certain medication? Well this module will help! This module will cover some of the most popular medical, health, and wellness applications that you can use on your device. These applications will help you ensure you’re always reaching your optimal level of health. 

Health Guidebook Download Powerpoint Download

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Commerce Applications

The world of banking and commerce is constantly changing. Today there are so many different ways to get all of your banking and shopping done without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. In this module, we will go over some useful features of online banking, different ways to pay for items in store, and some of the popular commerce applications. Each of these topics are instructions on how to make your life a bit easier. Don’t like running to the bank on those harsh winter days? Stay inside and use one of these great applications!

Commerce Guidebook Download Powerpoint Download

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The Cloud

Our last module focuses in on cloud computing. Most people just refer to this topic as the cloud. You might already be using some features of cloud computing if you have followed all of the instructions from the previous modules! The cloud is an interesting look at where the future of technology might be headed and is a useful way that most people use to free up space on their device. 

The Cloud Guidebook Download Powerpoint Download


We hold various workshops throughout the Northeastern Ontario catchment area of NEOnet Inc. These workshops include designated topics and a question and answer period. These workshops are scheduled at various libraries, residences, and community partner locations. Please contact [email protected] for more information on upcoming workshops.  The program will be available throughout our catchment, which will be available in English, and French. If you are over the age of 55 and are interested in signing up for the TechSocial Program now, please click here. 

Personal Training

We are pleased to offer one-on-one sessions with any older adult, per request. We can further information on a topic from a workshop, more hands-on knowledge of a process, answers to any questions, and insightful help for any concerns that the older adult may have. NEOnet will be reaching out to new and existing partners, to help us achieve our goals and goals of individuals we will serve.  If your organization would like to be involved or you would like to volunteer, please contact us at 705-360-1353 or [email protected].