Deanna working on an iPad with residents
Whether its learning cell phone basics, Facebook, Skype, or using a tablet such as an iPad, Primrose of Pueblo residents have definitely gotten more “tech savvy” over the past few months with the help of a bright young Colorado State University at Pueblo student named Deanna.
Deanna spent the fall semester shadowing Life Enrichment Coordinator Barbara Della Rossa and this was one of the projects she asked Deanna to take on. Deanna did this internship as a requirement for the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) which is a four year program. Deanna will earn a minor in leadership studies, and in addition to shadowing Barbara, she will complete 30 hours of community service each semester.
Primrose residents met either in the Library, where our community touch screen computer with a large key size key board is located, or in one of 2 Wi-Fi hot spots. (Billiards room or internet café.) Residents learned all the basics from how to use a mouse and keyboard to setting up a free email account. They also learned basic Facebook tips and how to skype with far away family members. Other new concepts included texting on cell phones and navigating the internet on tablets.
Deanna shared this with us as she reflected on this project. “There are many uses of technology that most of the residents were completely unaware of. It was rewarding to be able to teach them something they can use and progress with. It was also somewhat of a generation shock for me. I never realized how integrated my generation is with technology compared to how segregated older generations are from technology. It was really nice to be able to learn and bond over something we both can commonly use.”
Here’s to using technology together, and welcome to the Primrose family Deanna!
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