On Thursday, April 8, the Union County Senior Citizens Council will hold a Technology Fair at L'Affaire in Mountainside. The purpose of this program is to show how technology can make a difference in our lives.

"In today's world, it seems that everything and everybody is going hi-tech," said Ellen Steinberg, Chair of the Senior Council. "Whether it is phoning, texting, going on-line or just watching television, the options seem endless and can often be intimidating, frustrating, and just unworkable."

"Although there are seniors who already use the computer for emailing, banking and on-line shopping, there are many others who want to become more computer literate," said Richard Stone, Executive Director of the Union County Senior Citizens Council. "But the Technology Fair is not just about computers. It's about cell phones, it's about cable, it's about personal alarm systems. We want to 'demystify' technology, and show the advantages it offers."

Doors will open at 9:00am with a continental breakfast. Attendees will have the opportunity to browse the informational exhibits on display. In addition to the exhibit tables, the there will be a formal program featuring speakers from AT&T, Verizon, Best Buy and one of the personal alarm companies. Ellen Zwierzynski from Social Security will discuss why and how the government is becoming on-line friendly. The formal program will run from 10:15am to 11:30am with time for questions at the end.

"Our goal is to provide information for our seniors," added Ms. Steinberg. "However, this program is relevant and open to everyone."

For more information please contact the Union County Senior Citizens Council at (908) 964-7555. The Senior Citizens Council is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the needs of older Americans, their families and caregivers.