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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Computer Education for Older Adults at SeniorNet

Using a computer provides seniors with valuable resources and good mental exercise, but many seniors have a hard time finding a way to learn about computers. There is a resource just for seniors who want to learn more about computers, but don't want to have to read technical computerspeak. SeniorNet was founded in 1986 with a mission to help older adults learn computers.

It is now one of the world's top educators of adults over the age of fifty. It is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization. If you go to the website at SeniorNet you can read about online training and education at centers in the U.S. and internationally.

I tried out one of the online courses and it included topics such as Copy and Paste, Display a Photo on the Desktop, and Email and Attachments.

There were also topics related to using Microsoft Vista, Antivirus software, and using WiFi.

Plain everyday English made it easy to understand. I volunteer at the local Senior Center and SeniorNet will be one of the websites I'll recommend to people who want to learn more about computers.

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