As the world continues to become increasingly digitized, many older adults are struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing technology. This has left many feeling isolated, frustrated, and socially excluded. In response to this, Lincoln Land Community College is offering free classes to help seniors catch up with the basics of email, the internet, mobile devices, cybersecurity, computer basics, and video conferencing. These classes will take place at the college’s downtown Springfield center located at 130 W. Mason St.
Laurel Bretz, an assistant vice president at LLCC, stated that the college is committed to providing digital services and access for all members of the community. She believes that these classes will not only help seniors stay connected but also empower them to navigate the digital world more effectively. More details about the classes and registration can be found on LLCC’s website at llcc.edu/digital-literacy.
David C.L. Bauer is the editor and publisher of the Journal-Courier in Springfield Illinois. He joined the publication in 2009 as an editor and added publisher responsibilities in 2016. Before joining the Journal-Courier, Bauer worked as an editor for newspapers in Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky and was also an adjunct instructor of journalism at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. In addition to his work as an editor and publisher, he has also worked at radio stations in Ohio as a news director and disc jockey.