Services & Programs

Computers for Seniors

Members:
Maisie Caines, Director – 466-3123
Sandra Fisher – 466-2514
Brenda Reid – 466-2870

In 2008, Random Age-Friendly Communities began offering a free computer skills class to seniors in Clarenville and surrounding communities. The 5-week class includes 20 hours of curriculum covering the basics of operating a computer, Internet browsing, using email, and word processing.

The course is designed to fit the experience level of each individual student, relying on both a core instructor and volunteers who assist students with their work.

Many of these volunteers are high school students who receive school credit for their time. Computers for Seniors is making a cross-generational impact by bringing seniors and youth together in an activity that is mutually enriching.

Graduates of the program, who receive a certificate of participation, express great satisfaction in the skills they learn–skills that can help elderly individuals, some of whom are 90 years old, stay active and connected.

Over the years, the class has impacted the lives of 239 seniors. Contact Brenda at 466-2870 for more information or to register for the next class.