Seniors Explore Apps That Deliver with Local Instructor
St. John’s held the final virtual webinar of its three-part Technology Tuesdays Series on Tuesday, October 6 to a full online crowd of seniors hoping to learn a trick or two from local technology instructor Daniel Jones about how to use home delivery apps such as Uber, GrubHub, and Instacart.
Jones shared expectations for the webinar at the start, clarifying that he would not have time to explore how to download the apps he would be focusing on in the session, which included Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, and Instacart, but that a tutorial video on how to download apps to your smart phone would be made available to attendees on St. John’s YouTube Channel as accessible here.
In this third webinar, what Jones did focus on in detail were a basic overview, the benefits of each, and how to use the four featured apps that seniors could use for home delivery. Some of the highlights of the session were the complete walk-throughs of each of the steps involved with accessing Uber and Lyft transportation services, ordering take out food from any area restaurant using GrubHub (and comparisons to DoorDash), as well as placing grocery orders through Instacart.
There was certainly a great deal more that could be said about the topic than what could be covered in the 90-minute session; however, Jones pointed attendees to additional videos he created to expand upon the topic that are available to St. John’s friends for a limited time here.
Sharing this type of instruction with seniors is nothing new to instructor Daniel Jones. Jones is an independent consultant/instructor based in Rochester, NY, who provides both private in-home one-on-one instruction, as well as small-size courses and seminars at various community centers, independent living and assisted living communities. Jones has developed computer, internet and digital technology programs for Lifespan’s Lily Café and Senior Options For Independence (SOFI) at Fairport Baptist Homes. He has also taught courses and seminars through Lifespan, Valley Manor, Oasis Institute, Crimson Ridge Meadows, The Summit at Brighton, Baywinde, Eastside YMCA, Perinton Community Center, and The Highlands At Pittsford.
St. John’s is pleased to have brought Jones in, not only for this webinar series, but also as an instructor for its senior residents at St. John’s Meadows and Bricktsone by St. John’s. Jones is part of a new project being launched to position senior resident technology experts as peer mentors to fellow residents in need of assistance.
This new program and our Technology Tuesdays Series was the feature of a media story on WHEC. View the recent clip here.