Originally published by Chris Kendrick on page 24 of the August 7th Palo Alto Weekly.
The digital drop-off: Some seniors shy away from Zoom, virtual classes
Tracy McCloud, director of Avenidas’ downtown Palo Alto location, said online classes are operating between 60% to 100% of their pre-pandemic, in-person enrollments. On the other hand, some Avenidas classes and clubs have “well over 100% of their previous enrollment simply because people have the time to participate,” she said.
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Pinki Fung, who manages the Avenidas Chinese Community Center at Cubberley, said about 15% of previous participants have chosen not to engage digitally but that her program has grown by 20% because of newcomers from places like Sacramento, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada.Chris Kendrick, Palo Alto Weekly