Questions? Call our dedicated help hotline: 920-666-1959

OATS & Senior Planet are excited to offer this free 6-week online course and resources for caregivers age 60+ and recipients of care to help navigate and understand the digital world. This course is part of a CDC Foundation project, utilizing donor funds from the flexible COVID-19 Response Fund, and designed to help older adult caregivers and recipients of care during the pandemic and beyond.

Course Description

Digital Essentials

This virtual course was designed specifically for older adult caregivers age 60+ and recipients of care. The course will meet twice per week over Zoom for 75 minutes. Training sessions will demonstrate how digital tools and platforms make everyday tasks easier and can be used to improve your physical and mental well-being. By the end of the 6-week course, you will be able to:

  • Use Zoom to attend events (and class!) virtually
  • Understand best practices for navigating the internet safely
  • Explore a demo banking website and appreciate the benefits of online banking
  • Order groceries online and have them delivered to your home
  • Recognize the benefits of telemedicine and home delivery for prescription medicines
  • Use messaging apps to stay in touch with friends and family anywhere in the world

   The current session is full. 


New to Zoom? Since this series is taught over Zoom, participants must have a device and internet connection that allows them to participate in video conferencing or video chat (e.g. Zoom, Facetime, Skype, etc). If you’re concerned about your connection, please call our national hotline: 920-666-1959 open from 9am – 5pm EDT, Monday – Friday. The following Zoom handouts and instructional videos can help you get acquainted with Zoom to prepare for the series.

Instructional Handouts

Instructional Videos

Zoom Audio and Video Controls

Zoom Meeting Controls

Joining a Zoom Meeting from a Mobile Device

Joining a Zoom Meeting from a Web Browser

Sign up for Gmail

Download an App (iOS)

Download an App (Android)

Next Steps

For more resources, visit the CDC website for caregivers here.