Com­puter Pals for Se­niors - The Hills

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News - By Con­nie Val­lis

Much plan­ning is un­der­way for March 2018, when the 'Com­puter Pals for Se­niors' or­gan­i­sa­tion will cel­e­brate it's birth­day, twenty years of vol­un­tary, ded­i­cated ser­vice to the peo­ple of the 'Hills Shire'.

These days we are all sur­rounded by the ever in­creas­ing and on­go­ing and of­ten con­fus­ing world of com­puter tech­nol­ogy, which to many se­niors is ex­tremely daunt­ing, so a vol­un­tary, not for profit club such as 'Com­puter Pals' is some­thing peo­ple need to be made aware of.

How­ever one con­cern is that few peo­ple know of this club's ex­is­tence, or that it of­fers them so many cour­ses, in­clud­ing a ba­sic, one pupil - one trainer, two hour a week class, plus sev­eral oth­ers in­clud­ing Ad­vanced in­ter­net, Cloud Stor­age, Pass­word Man­age­ment, Face­book, Tablets and Smart­phones and much more.

So to en­cour­age new mem­bers to con­sider join­ing Com­puter Pals, and to share all this , the club has organised two free open days for Tues­day Oc­to­ber 17th from 10.30 am un­til 2.30 pm, and Fri­day Oc­to­ber 20th, from 10 am un­til 12 noon, these to be held at the club's teach­ing rooms in 'The Old Care­taker's Cot­tage' in the show­ground at Cas­tle Hill, si­t­u­ated ad­ja­cent to The Har­vey Lowe Pavil­ion.

This will en­able those in­ter­ested to ob­serve the club in op­er­a­tion, and to also en­joy a de­li­cious morn­ing tea.

The club op­er­ates week­days only. Book­ings for the open days are es­sen­tial, and can be made by phon­ing the club on 9899 9131 where, If unan­swered a mes­sage can be left and the of­fice staff will call you back.

The club is com­pletely manned by a so­cial group of around sixty vol­un­teers, in­clud­ing of­fice staff, tech­ni­cians, train­ers, clean­ers and even gar­den­ers.

The web­site is : cphills.org.au. Email: cphills@tpg.com.au

Left to right - Jill Matthews Vice Pres­i­dent, Jil­lian Irvine-Dou­glass Trea­surer, Lionel Smith Pres­i­dent, San­dra Self Mem­ber­ship Of­fi­cer, Peter Fowler Se­nior Train­ing Of­fi­cer, Leigh Brit­ton Bank­ing, Bar­bara Browne Sec­re­tary, Bron­wyn El­lis Offic Man­ager, Ter­ence Hard Asst. Se­nior Train­ing Of­fi­cer, Ch­eryl Sta­ples, Rene Beeld­man, Marie Wood­ward Club News­let­ter and Geoff Nash.

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