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Briarwood Community Members Learn New Skills from Clark University Students


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December 15, 2017 (Worcester, MA) – Members of the Briarwood Community recently had the opportunity to learn some new skills from a younger generation. Students enrolled in a Clark University Art and Science of Management course took the time to teach retirees at Briarwood about technology.

As part of their course, students were required to find a way to share what they had learned with a community organization. They decided that teaching technology was a good choice because it is a subject that the students are well versed in that often confuses members of older generations.

The students developed three lessons to present to Briarwood residents which focused on topics ranging from turning devices on to how to use search engines. The students even printed copies of their presentations for residents to refer to if they need reminders.

Residents were excited to learn new skills and to begin using them right away. On top of the learning experience, they were able to spend time with the Clark University students, forming relationships and proving that age is just a number.

Briarwood is a non-profit, non-denominational senior living community offering Independent Living cottages & apartments, Assisted Living, and Knollwood Skilled Nursing Center rehabilitation services and long-term care.