Learning and keeping up with technology is imperative in today’s world, where everything from Social Security enrollment to medical health plan information is accessible by computer, but only a little more than half of Americans over 65 regularly access the Internet.
Seniors interested in learning about computers can register for a variety of classes offered by the Putnam County Office for the Aging.
Most people learn more effectively from peers, and this is the approach taken by Putnam County’s Computer Learning Centers for Seniors, where students over age 55 are taught by volunteers of a similar age. Instructors teach basics (Computer Fundamentals, Maintaining Your Computer) as well as advanced courses, including the latest devices such as iPad and netbooks.
Courses and seminars such as Selling on eBay, using an iPad, Introduction to Facebook, Email, Digital Photography, How to Create a Family Cookbook, and Planning Your Trip on the Internet are being scheduled. Attend a course registration on March 6, or subsequently the first Thursday of every month at: Mahopac Senior Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., or Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley, from 10 a.m. to noon, or call Cathy O’Brien at 845-628-6423. Email [email protected]. Course information can be found at putnamrsvp.com/clc.
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