Friends Village is a community for older adults that has been in continuous operation in beautiful Newtown, for the last 125 years. Guided by the science of healthy aging, and the Quaker values of simplicity, inclusion, dignity, and purposeful living, its Mission is: “To foster purposeful living and social connectivity through a community of kindness.”
In 2021, Friends Village partnered with Senior Planet to become a licensed training site that provides free technology classes to adults over age 60. To date, we have trained nearly forty older adults on the use of computers, email, Zoom, and more!
Senior Planet is a program of OATS (Older Adult Technology Service), a charitable affiliate of AARP.
Using Senior Planet’s curriculum, designed with older adult learners in mind, Friends Village aims to help those over the age of 60 build their technology skills to make new friendships, improve their health, save money, advocate in their communities, and thrive in the digital world.
Beginning on August 1st, Friends Village will offer a five-week Computer Essentials Course. Some limited computer experience is suggested for this course but is not required. Windows based PC’s will be utilized in class. Laboratory hours will be provided for practice. In addition to this foundational course, lectures on the use of Smartphones, Google Photos, and P2P systems will be offered as well.
Classes are FREE and hosted at the Friends Village Styer campus at 331 Lower Dolington Road, Newtown, PA 18940. For more information, contact Courtney Slensky at call (215)968-3346 ext. 105, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Information is also available online at www.friends- village.org/senior-planet.
Friends Village offers independent living cottages and personal care rooms and suites on two campuses. With an array of services and dedicated staff, Friends Village is a close-knit community that is priced to be accessible to individuals of moderate income.
Join us to learn more about technology, and what Friends Village has to offer!