Basic Computer Course for Seniors

OK, let’s face it – not everyone is at tech savvy as you or me. Here we are reading blogs, surfing the web, Facebooking our buddies, Skyping our family, and keeping up with Ellen Degeneres’ tweets. But there are some people, like my mother, who refuse to even turn the computer on. I mean, I’m pretty sure she knows where the button is, but something about “That infernal contraption” seems to scare her. However, I really think she could benefit from using the computer! She could get the latest pictures of her grandson, find some amazing recipes, plan trips, and whatever else her heart desires. She just needs someone to walk her through the basics and get comfortable with it…

Once again, St. Thomas Public Library has the solution!

St. Thomas Public Library is offering  a basic computer training course just for seniors called:

Making Computers CLICK!

This free three part course is for seniors who would like to learn the basics of computers. (Like turning the computer on, left and right clicking, using some basic software, etc.) And good news for my mom, no previous experience is required! The course is instructed by Peter Atkinson, the library’s friendly and patient eServices Specialist. (Also good news for my mom and her less than sunny disposition on computers.)

As mentioned, the course is in three sessions:

  • Monday, July 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The sessions take place in the Adult Department of St. Thomas Public Library, Elgin Mall location. Seniors do need to register for it as there are only a certain number of computers available. (If demand is overwhelming, the library will likely set up another round of courses.) If you know a senior who you think would benefit from some basic (free!) computer lessons, have them sign up at the St. Thomas Public Library’s Information Desk or call 519-631-6050. Don’t delay – time is running out and spaces are filling up quickly!

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