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AT & T Reconnect Tour Connects with Seniors at Windsor Park in Carol Stream -- Second Day Added on October 11

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Shirley Mott

Senior citizens are more than ready to stay connected via new technology such as smartphones and tablets. Windsor Park, A Covenant Retirement Community, found that out when the 120 spots for the first day of a free educational workshop filled up quickly.

Because of the demand, the continuing care retirement community in Carol Stream added a second Senior TechRally™ on Thursday, Oct. 11. The no-cost, hands-on educational workshop introduces seniors to the simplicity of today's mobile technology.

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The AT & T Reconnect Tour, in alliance with Senior TechRally™, walks participants through basic functions of modern devices, teaching them to stay connected with loved ones via smartphones and tablets. According to a news release from Senior TechRally™, topics include text messaging, apps, video calling, e-books and photo sharing.

The event, at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream, runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is included for participants. Seniors who are interested should contact Val King at (630)510-4702 or via email VPKing@coventantretirement.org as soon as possible.

Windsor Park was one of the locations hosting the inaugural TechRally tour in 2011. Because of the positive reviews from their residents, they agreed to host this year's tour as well. For more information about the event, contact Marissa Samaan, Windsor Park Marketing Director, at (630)510-4704 or email her MASamaan@covenantretirement.org.

More about Windsor Park:

Windsor Park is a faith-based retirement community located on 60 scenic acres in the western suburbs of Chicago. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities Inc. on behalf of the Board of Benevolence of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Windsor Park offers continuing care retirement including residential independent living apartments and duplex homes, assisted living, memory support and rehab & skilled nursing. Windsor Park allows you to optimize your retirement at any stage of your life in a community offering a haven for nature lovers and easy access to the

metropolitan resources of Chicago. More information about Windsor Park can be found online at www.windsorparkillinois.org or by calling 630-510-4700. The executive director is Karen Larson. Jim Steere is the director of church relations & community outreach, and Marissa Samaan is the marketing director.

About AT & T Reconnect Tour in alliance with Senior TechRally™:

In the Fall of 2011, MME (www.mmelive.com) partnered with AT&T to bring Senior TechRALLY ™ to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in the North Central USA. Because of the positive response by seniors, a National Tour was launched. The 2012 AT&T Reconnect Tour is traveling coast to coast, with a footprint five times as big as the first one, with more devices, more people, and most importantly, an accelerated ambition to make real change in the lives of seniors. Learn more about the tour at www.seniortechrally.com.

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