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May 26, 2012

Net savvy seniors: Teens help Park Place residents learn Web skills

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By Russ Corey, Times Daily

At 91 years old, Pauline Foster said there’s not much that frightens her anymore, including technology. Some years ago, her son gave her a computer and encouraged her to learn how to use it. At the time, however, she was too busy with volunteer work. That changed when her physician told her to slow down, and Tuesday, she was one of four Park Place residents participating in a computer class taught by Sheffield High School students. “I know absolutely nothing about computers,” Foster said before the class began. “I’m kind of excited.” Foster is one of about a dozen Park Place residents participating in “Shockwaves,” the program developed by Sheffield High School students with the help of guidance counselor, Melissa Ryan. The classes are taught twice a week to residents of the downtown Sheffield residential complex, which is primarily geared toward older residents.,190800

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