In response to the growing demand for digital literacy among older adults, Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is offering free classes to seniors struggling to keep up with rapidly changing technology. The courses will cover the basics of email, the internet, mobile devices, cybersecurity, computer basics, and video conferencing. These classes will take place in the college’s downtown Springfield center, located at 130 W. Mason St.
Laurel Bretz, an assistant vice president at LLCC, stated that the world’s movement towards digital services and access has left many older adults feeling isolated, frustrated, and socially excluded. She explained that these classes are designed to help seniors feel more comfortable and confident using technology, so they can stay connected with their loved ones and participate in online activities.
David C.L. Bauer is the editor and publisher of the Journal-Courier. He joined the publication in 2009 as an editor and added publisher responsibilities in 2016. Bauer, a Cincinnati native, has worked as an editor for newspapers in Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky, and he was also an adjunct instructor of journalism at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. In addition to his work as a journalist and educator