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Register for Phones and Tablets Accessibility March 4, 2021 - Tablet and smartphone use are increasing during Covid times.  We will explore how to make these devices more accessible to the novice user.  We will focus on apple and android accessibility functions as well as adding and deleting applications in order to navigate the digital world.

Next Workshop | Date and Topic: 

March 18, 2021 - Accessing Community Services, Part OneWorking in this rapidly changing and challenging environment requires us to adapt quickly. This will be a two-part training to discuss various resources and organizations that allow individuals to participate and access products and services during Covid.  Part one topic will include grocery shopping and banking. Register for Accessing Community Services, Part One  


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All Future Workshop Dates and Topics:

Mar 18, 2021 - Accessing Community Services, Part OneWorking in this rapidly changing and challenging environment requires us to adapt quickly. This will be a two-part training to discuss various resources and organizations that allow individuals to participate and access products and services during Covid.  Part one topic will include grocery shopping and banking. Register for Accessing Community Services, Part One 

April 22, 2021 - Accessing Community Services, Part TwoPart 2 topics include: Online social participation, religious services, and digital and audio books. Register for Accessing Community Services, Part Two 

Please note: space is limited, and registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basisIf you need reasonable accommodations to participate, please register ASAP and identify your reasonable accommodation needs. 

For more information about this training series contact Kobena Bonney, MassMATCH Program Coordinator at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission at 617-204-3826 or email Kobena.bonney@mass.gov.

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Workshops

Session dates and topics: 

Dec 10, 2020 - Smart Home. Aging in place is all about maintaining independence and reducing social isolation. Learn about the different varieties of smart home technology and how you can make a home more accessible.  Register for Smart Home  

Jan 7, 2021 - Introduction to Assistive Technology. Interested in learning more about Assistive Technology (AT) and wondering where to start? We will define AT, provide an overview of the different options, and discuss what to consider when referring someone for AT services. We will also include information on several AT initiatives that are available in Massachusetts and how to access them. Register for Introduction to Assistive Technology  

Jan 21, 2021 - AT for ConnectivityStaying connected has taken precedent during the age of the pandemic. We will show you how, what, and where assistive technology is being used to keep individuals connected to their loved ones, support staff, and doctors. Register for AT for Connectivity 

Feb 4, 2021 - Internet SafetyThe internet is full of possibilities and opportunities to learn, make friends and access community services.  It’s also the perfect place for people to be taken advantage of.  This training will explore how to stay safe, how to recognize risks and causes of vulnerability. Register for Internet Safety 

Feb 18, 2021 - Computer LiteracyLearn the very basics of traditional computers to build a foundation of understanding that will allow you to be more confident in the growing demand of computer usage. Register for Computer Literacy 

Mar 4, 2021 - Phones and Tablets AccessibilityTablet and smartphone use are increasing during Covid times.  We will explore how to make these devices more accessible to the novice user.  We will focus on apple and android accessibility functions as well as adding and deleting applications in order to navigate the digital world. Register for Phones and Tablets Accessibility 

Mar 18, 2021 - Accessing Community Services, Part OneWorking in this rapidly changing and challenging environment requires us to adapt quickly. This will be a two-part training to discuss various resources and organizations that allow individuals to participate and access products and services during Covid.  Part one topic will include grocery shopping and banking. Register for Accessing Community Services, Part One 

April 22, 2021 - Accessing Community Services, Part TwoPart 2 topics include: Online social participation, religious services, and digital and audio books. Register for Accessing Community Services, Part Two 

What are virtual workshops? Easterseals is working with MassMatch to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the effects of COVID-19 on older adults and individuals with disabilities. We are providing a series of free training sessions for staff working in aging and disability service organizations and their community partners throughout Massachusetts. For more information about this training series contact Kobena Bonney, MassMATCH Program Coordinator at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission at 617-204-3826 or email Kobena.bonney@mass.gov.

Who should attend? ADRC Staff - Information & ReferralOptions Counselors, Skills Trainers, Family Caregiver Support staff, etc. 


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