Free AARP TEK Education Workshops for Asian Americans in San Diego

Photo from AARP

Photo from AARP

To address the need for user-friendly information on how to use personal technology, AARP TEK is offering free hands-on education sessions for the Chinese and Filipino communities and all Asian Americans in San Diego on Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4 in conjunction with AARP’s Ideas@50+ member event. AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge) is a comprehensive technology education program specifically geared towards the 50+ audience and works to close the technology gap for older adults.

“Our free technology workshops instill confidence and enrich lives of Asian Americans over 50 by equipping them with skills for staying connected to the people and passions in their lives— including friends and family back home,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagement, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience.

AARP TEK is offering five workshops on the Moto G Smartphone at two community locations:

Workshops in English with translation support available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Korean

The CCBA Senior Gardens (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association)
438 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

•    Wednesday, September 3rd at 10am – noon
•    Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm – 4 pm
•    Thursday, September 4th at 9am – 11 am 

Workshops in English

The Loma Verde Center
1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91911

•    Wednesday, September 3rd at 10am - noon
•    Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm – 4 pm

Attendees must register for the events at 1-877-926-8300.

This year, AARP TEK is holding pilot education seminars in seven cities—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, New York, San Antonio and San Diego—with the intent to expand significantly in 2015. Sessions being offered include “Intro to Tablets & Smartphones” and “Staying Connected with Apps,” among others. AARP began offering in-language sessions with training available in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese in Boston at AARP’s annual Life@50+ Member Event in May earlier this year. Additional information on AARP TEK workshops and online tools and resources can be found at

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at


Bonnie Kwong, Niwa Public Relations
(415) 501-0776

Kristin S. Palmer, AARP Media Relations
(202) 434-2569