Computers and Canes: Seniors teaching seniors about the digital age

A program in Davis is helping senior citizens learn about new technology.

A Davis couple is teaching seniors about iPhones, iPads and computers.
 
They started a company called Computers and Canes after seeing a lot of interest as volunteers with seniors.
 
The couple calls themselves "techies" as they both previously worked in jobs that needed them to be technologically savvy.
 
"We wanted to come up with something that conveys what we do but also our target audience and who our clients would be," said Jacci O'Conner.
 
They're hoping to show people you're never too old to learn something new. 800-year-old Edie Clark is learning how to use an iPhone.
 
"I have big fingers," Clark said. "I've always had problems with this. That's why I don't text!"
 
She's getting out of her comfort zone. She likes her flip phone.
 
"It's mind boggling," Clark said. "I really don't know. This is kinda scary."
 
She said the coolest thing she learned from the lesson is how to use Siri.
 
Computers and Canes will host a free class for seniors at Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel Conference Room in Davis covering basics of using iPhones and iPads on Saturday, July 15.
 

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