Brooksby Village to Host AT&T Reconnect Tour to Educate Residents About Mobile Technology Through Interactive Workshops

Fifteen-City Tour Puts Mobile Technology in Hands of Seniors and Boomers, Teaches New Ways to Communicate with Loved Ones - Monday, November 15, 2012 at 10am

Peabody, MA---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't start and end with Generation Y. Brooksby Village retirement community will host the AT&T* Reconnect Tour, in alliance with Senior TechRALLY™, as part of a 15-city jaunt across the country offering tech savvy seniors and newcomers a fresh perspective on smartphones, tablets and wireless technology. The event will take place on Monday, November 19 from 10am-2pm. Now in its second year, the AT&T Reconnect Tour is the most interactive mobile tech workshop ever created for seniors. Each workshop takes place over a full day and will educate attendees about the benefits of using mobile technology. During each workshop, participants will learn about a wide range of topics including text messaging, apps, video calling, e-books and photo sharing. Specially trained instructors will lead the sessions, walking attendees through the basic functions of a smartphone and tablet to teach seniors ways to stay connected to family and friends. Among the devices available for demonstrations are the Pantech Flex, an Android smartphone that offers users a dual experience system that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the Pantech Element, an affordable 4G LTE tablet that is waterproof*. "Mobile technology has really changed the way we communicate with friends and family and many of us have come to rely on these tools to stay connected," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president - Devices, AT&T. "By teaming up with Pantech on the AT&T Reconnect Tour, we hope to help tech savvy seniors to expand their horizons and newcomers to feel more comfortable with technology and demonstrate new ways that can make their lives easier." Brooksby Village has three large clubhouses featuring an on-site medical center, staffed by full-time doctors, five restaurants, two convenience stores, two beauty parlors, a TV studio, a swimming pool, activity rooms, classrooms, game rooms and even two branches of a bank. Residents also have the opportunity to take part in hundreds of different clubs and activities. The community, home to more than 1900 people, also has its own Interfaith Chapel on campus that serves as the physical foundation for a strong faith-based community.