CHEYENNE – Local high school students will provide technological support to residents 50 and older through an event called Senior Tech Day.

Students from Cheyenne East and Cheyenne South Interact Programs will offer participants one-on-one training on how to use cellphones and other mobile devices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Laramie County Senior Citizens Center.

“Senior Tech Day has become one of our club’s favorite service projects,” Cheyenne East Interact Advisor Angela Scheelhaas said in a news release. East’s Interact Program was one of the first organizations to participate in a Senior High Tech Day in Wyoming.

“Although it’s fun for teens to help seniors with technology, they most enjoy creating a human connection with an older generation,” Scheelhaas said. “My students frequently tell me about stories that were shared with them and how they gained valuable connections with someone they would normally never meet.”

This year’s Senior Tech Day will mark the third time East’s Interact Program has taken part in facilitating the tech-education event. The AARP Wyoming has sponsored it for the past two years. Participants are not required to be members of AARP.

Senior centers or service organizations interested in holding a Senior High Tech in their community can contact Tanya Johnson at tajohnson@aarp.org.

Kathryn Palmer is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s education reporter. She can be reached at kpalmer@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter at @kathrynbpalmer.

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