Digital Inclusion

The Senior Community Service Employment program offers Digital Inclusion classes for seniors (age 50+) who want to understand and use technology to keep in touch with family and friends, explore the internet, play games, share photos, and other activities.

  • Tablet Classes are held at the Ross Building (2247 Western Avenue) on Mondays from 10 am – Noon.
  • Laptop Training is offered at the Ross Building (2247 Western Avenue) on Mondays from 12:15 pm – 2 pm.

Class sizes are currently limited to five students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information or to sign up for classes, call the Office on Aging at 865-524-2786 (Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4:45 pm)

About SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federal job training program for unemployed low-income seniors age 55 or older who face barriers to employment. SCSEP places seniors in part-time paid community service assignments for on-the-job training.

Office on Aging Receives Support from Comcast to Increase Digital Literacy

The Office on Aging is partnering with Comcast on efforts to increase digital skills and access for older adults in Knox County.  We are thrilled to share that we were a recent recipient of a Comcast NBCUniversal Community Impact Grant to assist with digital access and training. Through this opportunity, we will be able to support 100 older adults to increase their digital skills through participation in our Digital Inclusion for Seniors program.

Comcast also provides an Internet Essentials program, where qualifying older adults can receive a discount on high-speed home internet access, providing quality service at an affordable price. For $9.95 per month plus tax, individuals can receive greater internet access to job opportunities, healthcare and benefits, education resources, entertainment, and more.  Individuals who qualify for programs including LIHEAP, Medicaid, Public Housing Assistance, SNAP, SSI, TANF and VA Pension may be eligible to receive in-home Wi-Fi with no contract, no credit check, and no installation fee.

To learn more or get connected, call the Office on Aging at 865-524-2786 or email

 knoxooa@knoxseniors.org.