Waldo Community Action Partners to host Digital Literacy Classes in Waldo County

by | Jan 31, 2023

Waldo Community Action Partners is proud to announce a new series of computer literacy courses geared towards Maine residents ages 55+ to be hosted at libraries throughout Waldo County this February, March, and April.  Courses are made available through the National Digital Equity Center, a nationally recognized organization with a mission to close the digital divide across the United States, and are designed to provide opportunities for professional growth, personal enrichment, and the development of computer skills in a supportive environment.  Waldo CAP will facilitate in-person classes held at the Belfast Public Library, the Waldo Peirce Library in Frankfort, and the Unity Public Library.  Classes last about an hour.  Topics include Learning about Devices, Identifying Frauds & Scams, and Getting News and Information Online.  Laptops will be made available to participants as needed.

                Classes are free to Maine residents.  All ages are welcome; courses are geared towards ages 55+.  A limit of 10 seats is available for each class.  Attendants must register in advance: please visit digitalequitycenter.org/classes/onsite-in-maine/ (scroll down to find WCAP) or call (207) 338-6809 to register over the phone. 

Classes will be held as follows:

Belfast Free Library

Tues., February 21, 4pm
Using Facebook Securely

Mon., February 27, 2pm
Using Software & Devices for Better Health

Mon., March 6, 10am
Identifying Fraud & Scams

Mon., March 13, 11:30am
Learning about Devices

Unity Public Library

Tues., February 7, 2pm
Getting News & Information Online

Tues., March 21, 11:30am
Identifying Fraud & Scams

Waldo Peirce Library

Fri., February 17, 10am
Learning about Devices

Fri., April 7, 10am
Videoconferencing with Family & Friends

These classes are brought to the community in partnership by WCAP, the NDEC, and our local libraries and are made possible through grant funding from the Belfast Senior College.  For questions, please call Waldo CAP at (207) 338-6809 ext.217.