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BernCo and Teeniors Collaborate to Offer Free Tech Tutoring for Seniors

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The Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services is engaging the New Mexico startup Teeniors to help support local senior citizens as they adapt to the digital world during COVID-19.

Up to 30 one-on-one coaching sessions with a live, experienced tutor are available over phone and video calls for Bernalillo County seniors, age 55 and older.

Teens will provide virtual tutoring for any senior to receive help on any tech support question they have, from how to text, video call and shop online, to learning new programs like PowerPoint, Zoom and social media.

“Now during coronavirus, seniors are more isolated than ever and need help to stay connected with their loved ones and their community,” says Veronica Cordova, Community Program Specialist. “We see this as a perfect union to help our most vulnerable populations receive the help they need to navigate a digital world.”

Teeniors are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help senior citizens, or any-aged person, learn technology through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Teeniors has provided one-on-one tutoring to almost 3,000 seniors in New Mexico, and provided part-time jobs to over 50 teens and young adults. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Teeniors has pivoted from in-person coaching to 100% virtual coaching.

“We are very excited to partner with the county as they strive to help our older adults adapt to this new normal,” says Teeniors’ founder Trish Lopez.

Seniors who would like to schedule a session can contact Teeniors at (505) 600-1297 or at teeniors@gmail.com. More information is available online at www.teeniors.com. Spanish speaking coaches are also available upon request.


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