Glendale libraries, GCC receive grant for senior computer literacy program

Grant will be presented Thursday at GCC

Glendale Community College and Glendale Public Library will receive a grant for $34,310 from the Arizona State Library Archives & Public Records and the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funds will support the Senior Tech Academy, a joint effort to provide free computer literacy workshops to senior citizens.

Workshops are equipped to accommodate the unique vision, hearing, and memory needs of older adult learners. Computer literacy workshops will teach basic computer skills and how to use the internet to connect socially and engage in online learning. The overall goal of this program is to increase the quality of life of our senior citizens.

GCC and Glendale Public Libraries will hold a grant check presentation ceremony 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Dr. John F. Prince Library on the campus of Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. This event will mark the opening of the Senior Tech Academy.

Glendale Community College president Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz will welcome those gathered and introduce presenters. Representatives from the Office of the Secretary of State are Holly Henley, Arizona state librarian, and Darron Moffatt, communications director, who together will present a $34,310 ceremonial check. Accepting the check are Senior Tech Academy project managers Dede Elrobeh and Marlene Jacobson.

For more information contact John Heckenlaible, public information officer at GCC, at 623-845-3809 or

Editor’s note: The above information was republished from a Glendale Community College news release.

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