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Read below to find out how Senior Surf is involved in the tech computer for all segments of the population. Also check out videos and handouts sections.

Excel for Your Business with David Casuto

Excel’s not just for boring spreadsheets anymore! Join Dave Casuto for an introduction to everything this powerful software program has to offer. Excel’s many functions are particularly valuable to freelancers — from invoicing clients to archiving your work, and much more.

This three-day course will start with an in-depth walk through of the Excel interface. You’ll learn how customize the workspace and understand the overall anatomy of the program to make Excel work for you! Dave will also explain how to control and edit your spreadsheets by resizing columns, aligning text, formatting numbers/text, Styles and working with colors, shadings and borders. You’ll also learn to perform core tasks such as Sorting/Filtering, Charts/Graphs, Autofill techniques, Conditional Formatting, working with large spreadsheets, Graphics/Shapes, Pivot Tables, Excel templates, simple formulas and much more! A large focus all throughout will be on tips, tricks and shortcuts to make your journeys though Excel seamless and trouble-free, so you can focus more of your time on your other work!

Whether you’re a freelancer, business professional or a creative designer (or even an accounting pro ready for a deeper understanding of this newest iteration of the software), this course will teach you everything you need to know to harness the power of Excel.

Social Savvy Seniors Have Higher Self-Esteem

Older adults are not immune from the flood of technology in today’s world — and they’re eager to get onboard. A growing number of senior citizens, as well as tech entrepreneurs, are seeing technology as a tool to enrich their lives as they reach old age.

Technology plays an increasingly important role in helping older adults maintain and improve mental and emotional well-being. Associate Professor of Psychology T.J. McCallum, Ph.D., ofCase Western Reserve University, conducted a study examining technology and socialization among seniors. In a short, three-month study, he found that seniors who engaged with technology have higher self-esteem and greater social interaction compared with seniors who are not involved with technology.

Michael Gordon, Joan Tomlinson and Karin McClune are students in a San Francisco computer class for older adults at Senior Surf, a nonprofit that was founded to help people, particularly seniors, get access to technology.

David Casuto, founder of Senior Surf and a teacher in the program, tells Mashable the seniors in his program learn more than just the basics. His classes teach seniors about podcasting, Photoshop, video editing, how to create an RSS feed and more. He describes the class as “everything you wanted to know about computers but were afraid to ask your grandchildren.”

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Senior Surf Founder David Casuto on Call Kira Radio


Tech 2.0 for Lifelong Learners (Workshop)

David Casuto

TuesdaysOct 1-Nov 5

5-7 p.m.

UH Room 28

Anti-virus software, malware, streaming videos, cloud computing, embedding videos. … If these computer terms sound intimidating, this course will help you understand them. Each week will begin with a general tech-related lecture, followed by time devoted to your questions. This class is for both Mac and PC users. Bring your laptop or use one of the PCs in the lab.

David Casuto is the founder of Senior Surf (, a Bay Area nonprofit that empowers older adults to become savvy at email, Internet navigation, digital photography, graphic design, and other tricks of the trade. He also teaches at OLLI SFSU, AcademyX, and Synergy School, and runs his own training consulting firm.