Free computer classes for seniors
It is common knowledge that computer usage has become a part of life for many older adults.
Therefore, since 2008, Random Age-Friendly Communities organization has been giving seniors from Clarenville and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn basic computer skills.
To date, 239 older adults have taken advantage of this service provided by dedicated volunteers.
On Sept. 26, our volunteers will begin to give other seniors an opportunity to get online and access the many well-being and social benefits of using computers.
This 20-hour session will be offered free of charge. Classes will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 26 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at College of the North Atlantic.
If you are 60 years of age or older, have little or no computer knowledge and would like to learn how to start and shut down a computer, send and receive emails, search the Internet, prepare basic Word documents, etc. in a very relaxed learning environment with basically one-on-one assistance, call Brenda at 466-2870 to register.
To offer this rewarding service to our seniors, we are always seeking additional resource persons to work with our team to assist in facilitating the training.
This is a great opportunity for high school students to gain volunteer hours for their career education course.
Seniors who have completed the course find it very rewarding to come back to class and share the knowledge they’ve learned with other seniors.
Katie Wicks, a volunteer from Clarenville High, gives a helping hand to Lindo Palmer, one of the 239 graduates of the Computers for Seniors course.