Monday, August 03, 2015
Computer Buddies Program
This week’s cool idea is Computer Buddies Program, a pen pal program between youth and older adults in Wisconsin.
(Check our archives for parts 1-54.)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's (RSVP) volunteers in Dane County are matched with a student and correspond in pen pal fashion weekly or biweekly via electronic transmission – blog or e-mail.
The program provides the opportunity for students to practice their writing and computer keyboard skills while fostering a positive relationship between the generations.
Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.