Village on the Isle (VOTI) in Venice recently offered residents a six-week training course on navigating the iPad. Residents learned about settings, apps (applications), e-mail, Facetime, using the camera and how to surf the Internet using Safari. The class was taught by Chris Gerard, director of special projects and information technology at VOTI. Mr. Gerard displayed his personal iPad screen via an overhead projector so residents could experience an immediate review of their actions.
After completion of the course, VOTI hosted a graduation ceremony for residents, whose average age is 87. "This is proof that learning new technology is only limited by one's desire, not one's chronological age." said Tom Kelly, CEO of Village on the Isle.