Senior members of Centre Future Business Leaders of America have a project known as “Senior Savvy.”
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday they provide technical assistance in the school foyer for adult members of surrounding communities. It is free of charge, and no appointment is necessary.
Shelby Makovec and Cailyn Riffel are two of the seniors who are involved in the project.
Carol Makovec recently got a new laptop computer with Windows 8 installed.
“I took it down there, and Shelby taught me how to get around in it,” she said. “It was so much easier than trying to find my way around by myself.”
Bruce and Alona Hedstrom have attended several sessions. Alona said the girls have helped them sharpen their skills.
“We are of that generation who can use all the help we can get,” she said.
In a recent session, Cailyn Riffel, the couple’s granddaughter, helped her grandfather learn how to use his Smartphone. She helped download the school calendar unto her grandmother’s Smartphone and iPad.
“I think it’s a terrific community service,” Makovec said. “People should take advantage of it.”
As a bonus, participants can purchase and enjoy refreshments from the Centre Perk coffee shop while they are learning.