Armstrong High School Tech Team helps local seniors

Students from Armstrong High School’s Tech Team were busy assisting the seniors April 28 at Calvary Center Cooperative, a 55-plus senior community in Golden Valley.  The student team connects tech-savvy students with seniors looking to navigate their technology devices, whether it be a phone, laptop or tablet. “It’s been a really successful program,” said Maureen Sandgren, marketing associate with Calvary, who partnered with Carol Tracy, Armstrong media specialist, to coordinate the program. Students come in once a month to mentor the residents on whatever questions they may have. Sandgren noted members receiving devices from family members, but feeling too intimidated to take them out of the box. As for the students, they receive the benefits of interacting and learning from seniors, Tracy explained.  Calvary resident Lois Ekeren appreciates the help she receives from students as she navigates her laptop. “They’re really neat kids, really helpful,” Ekeren said. Seniors in the community are also invited to bring their tech questions to the next event. For more information, contact Sandgren at 763-544-1090.

Calvary resident Lois Ekeren is pictured below during Student Tech Team with Armstrong High School senior Brian Brown and Calvary resident Sylvia Nelson. (Sun Sailor staff photos by Kristen Miller) Deanna Gordon receives assistance from Armstrong senior Nicole Hults as to how to compile an Excel spreadsheet. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Kristen Miller) Student Tech Team member Ethan Womack assists Calvary Center Coop resident Jim Schiltz with his laptop questions.  (Sun Sailor staff photo by Kristen Miller) Armstrong senior Brianna Harrison assists Barb Glenzinski on how to use an iPhone during Student Tech Team’s April 28 visit at Calvary Center Coop. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Kristen Miller)
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Calvary resident Lois Ekeren is pictured below during Student Tech Team with Armstrong High School senior Brian Brown and Calvary resident Sylvia Nelson. (Sun Sailor staff photos by Kristen Miller)