Services & Programs

Computers for Seniors

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 included 20 hours of curriculum covering the basics of operating a computer, Internet browsing, using email, and word processing.

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

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

Graduates of the program, who received a certificate of participation, expressed great satisfaction in the skills they learned–skills that could help older individuals, some of whom were 90 years old, stay active and connected.

From 2008-2016, the class impacted the lives of 239 seniors.