Students teach seniors about computers

Students teach seniors how to use computersIt is no secret that retirement living has changed dramatically ever since the internet came into people's lives. Many seniors are not experts with computers and smartphones, however, so students from Taunton, Massachusetts, have donated some of their time to help seniors learn how to use these various devices, according to the Taunton Gazette.

"I was one of those people who said he'd never get a cell phone, and now I've got to get into the computer to email my brothers in Florida and book boarding passes for flights," senior citizen Bill Grigas told the news source.

This program not only benefits the seniors, but it also helps the students, as they are able to get to know these aging adults and be able to teach them something, the media outlet reports.

Seniors are becoming more adept at technology but many are unaware of how to protect themselves on the internet. October has been named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security in order to spread awareness and so seniors may enjoy their golden years without fear of online theft.