Public Works Partners has tackled projects to connect NYC seniors with employment opportunities. We’ve advised DFTA on optimizing its Senior Center program. We’ve helped a global research university to open up a tech campus in Brooklyn. And we’re constantly trying to find ways to help prepare residents to be productive in our rapidly changing world. So when we saw this article on Friday, which seemed to tie all of these together in many ways, we were tickled.

“Finally, a Tech Center for City’s Seniors”

A technology-focused senior center—the first and only in the nation, according to the nonprofit running it—is slated to officially open Thursday evening.

The 2,700-square-foot Senior Planet Exploration Center, on West 25th Street in Chelsea, features a computer lab with 23 workstations, a studio for smart phone and tablet training, and even a video gaming area. It grew out of a program of community-based computer labs around the city that has been run for the past decade by the nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services, which is sponsoring the new center with help from New York City, the federal government and corporate donors.

Read the entire article at Crain’s New York Business.

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