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A local non-profit group is getting national recognition for a program that connects teenagers with Senior Citizens.  The Executive Director of the Central Oregon Council on Aging, or COCOA, says the non-profit just won a national award for a teen-elder technology program.  Pamela Knorr says the class involved teenagers helping seniors learn how to use Facebook, digital camera downloading and cell phones.

 

"That inter-generational opportunity is really why we started it. We started it thinking it'll be a great opportunity to connect seniors with the internet, but what we found out is that the magic is really the relationship between the teens and edlers and the computers aren't really important.  And the seniors have so much respect for the teens who know something they don't know and the teens get all puffed up and proud of themselves for doing something as an expert.  It's really impressive and magical."

 

The national award comes from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.  Pamela Knorr was a guest on 1110 KBND's Your Town on Friday, July 27th.  To hear the entire interview you can listen to our Podcast on our website.  Look for the Your Town icon.

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