Academy for Lifelong Learning, Cape Cod, MA
The Academy for Lifelong Learning and Computers
for Seniors joined forces in February to present a three-day
event for their combined membership that aimed to demystify for the
age 50+ audience many of the practical day-to-day applications of Information
Technology. The consensus of the 80 attendees was that the aim was indeed
Kicking off the first day (Wednesday) with a film from Chatham’s
Marconi Maritime Museum graphically depicting the historical involvement
of Cape Cod with the dawn of modern communications technology, the symposium
then presented a series of panels and discourses by experts on the subject
of IT. A digital artist then enthralled the audience with a stunning
step-by-step demonstration of how her arresting story-images are created
on the computer.
Thursday brought a daylong series of “breakout” sessions
at which the members could immerse themselves at their own pace, in
workshops on Digital Photography, Personal Communications Devices and
the use of search engines to explore the Internet, with an emphasis
on genealogical research.
On Friday, following a morning devoted to a look at the impact of IT
on healthcare, attendees were rewarded for their diligence with a lighthearted
afternoon musical interlude interactively celebrating that day’s
250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. It was conducted by the Director
of Cape Cod’s renowned Chatham Chorale.
Winterim was so successful thanks to the hard work of the Chair, Patricia
Wild and her Planning Committee which was drawn from the membership
ranks of both sponsoring organizations and by participating experts
recruited from the Cape Cod Technology Council and Cape Cold Healthcare.
Muffins were generously supplied by Dunkin Donuts.
Taken from their February 2006 newsletter.