Senior Planet

In-person courses, workshops, and lectures to help you build new technology skills and stay connected with friends and family. 

CVCOA offers a variety of courses, workshops, and lectures through Senior Planet. Each quarter, we schedule a new slate of opportunities at locations throughout Central Vermont. Previous topics have included iPad Essentials, Cloud Storage, Protecting Your Information Online, Free Your Photos, and more. 

Upcoming Senior Planet Schedule:

Led by our Community Engaged Tech Specialist, Meredith Holch, these opportunities are a great way to build your technology skills while connecting with others. Registration is required!

Two new courses, beginning the week of October 17 and running through November 14:

iPad Essentials: 5-Week Course meets 2x per week at Mad River Valley Senior Center, 5308 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 17th through November 16th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

This 5-week course will cover the essentials of how to use the Apple iPad, how to navigate the internet and how to send and receive e-mail. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using an iPad and the internet to enrich your life.

This course is designed for people with little or no iPad experience who want a solid introduction.

Free Your Photos meets 2x per week at Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 17th through November 16th, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Come to this 5-week course with the digital photos you want to back-up, share, and print. You'll learn how to use Google Photos, a Cloud-based platform that allows you to organize and access your pictures across devices.

You'll also explore websites for printing and making the most of your photos by turning them into scrapbooks, calendars, and more! This course is ideal for anyone who has already taken Smartphone Photography.


A Gmail address. If you need help setting up a Gmail address, please call the Senior Planet hotline: 888-713-3495. You should also be somewhat comfortable using the course device.

If you have questions or would like to sign up for Senior Planet opportunities, please call the CVCOA Helpline at 802-477-1364.