Tech resources for older adults in Seattle

If you weren’t born around smartphones and computers, they can be a little tricky to navigate. These resources can help you do things like order groceries or schedule video calls with family.

A pair of older hands type on a keyboard while an empty yellow coffee mug sits to the right of keyboard.

Sometimes you just need a little guidance to help you surf the web with ease.

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With so much technological innovation in the past couple of decades, it can be a little hard to keep up if you weren’t raised around things like artificial intelligence or smartphones.

Here are a few local services that are designed to help older adults navigate new tools.

TechConnect Washington | This free help desk can walk you through internet, cellular, email, and other kinds of tech issues. They’re open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and can be reached at 800-216-1132.

CyberSeniors | Set up video calls with family or friends, order groceries, watch movies, schedule medical appointments, and get help with other tasks from these folks — all for free. Their number is 1-844-217-3057.

Seattle Central College Basic Computer Skills Class | This in-person class can walk you through computer skills like checking email, opening files, and keeping your information secure.