Volunteers at the St. James Civic Center have been raising funds to support a free WiFi internet connection at the center on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Lemon Street in St. James City.
"We want to have the services available for seniors in the community who are using iPads, Smart Phones, laptop computers and electronic readers," said Lynn Sarda. "Now we see seniors, sitting on the SJCCA lanai, using the Internet to get their email or use their iPads."
Along with free WiFi, the volunteers are offering tutoring services to help seniors or residents learn to use their electronic devices.
"Having WiFi at the center allows us to begin an educational service that we have seen as a great need in our community. Many seniors will benefit from the individual help available on Thursday afternoons," Sarda explained.
Starting Thursday, Feb.13, from 1:30-4 p.m., the SJCCA will have a kickoff workshop run by Phil Rosenberg and volunteer Jack McManus, who will be available at the center for short lessons. Please bring your iPad, cell phone, laptop or electronic reader.
Volunteers are offering help to beginners and intermediate electronic device users. Advanced users are welcome to join the workshops or help others to learn. Tutors will help with teaching and software trouble shooting.
The SJCCA will ask for its nominal activity fee of $1 for members and $3 for non-members from those who attend.
If you are interested in attending, helping or have questions, call Shelley McManus 239-910-3203.