Elder tech fair brought together teens and adults

Student Lorraine Ferro explained the ins and outs of the Macbook to Tom and Joyce Dresser. — Photo courtesy of Tony Lombardi

Vineyard teens and elders met together Saturday at the YMCA for an Elder Tech Fair hosted by Alex’s Place, the Y teen center.

The event provided a community service opportunity for teens involved in the Digital Connectors IT training program, which is sponsored by Comcast. The ten-month program includes instruction in information technology, financial literacy, basic computer assembly, positive communication and more, according to a press release.

Students are required to perform 56 hours of community service as part of the graduation requirements.

On Saturday, more than 40 elderly Island residents brought their laptops, smartphones, and tablets and a host of questions that often plague those who are new to the digital frontier.

Alex’s Place is sponsored by the Alexandra Gagnon Foundation. For more information, call 508-696-7171 or go to www.ymcamv.org.