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SeniorNet offers Vista, XP computer classes (Posted November 2, 2009) PDF Email
By Joan Jacobson Staff Writer

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Les Jacobson and John Burnett (seated center from left to right) taught a five-day seminar on
From XP to Vista to SeniorNet instructors and coaches. (Joan Jacobson photos)


Instructors and coaches for the SeniorNet Computer program attended a kick-off luncheon in preparation for the fall session.

Coordinator Les Jacobson presented year pins to the volunteers, thanking them for their service to the community.

Due to popular requests, select SeniorNet computer classes held at the McAuley Senior Center at 5010 Hwy. 7 N, will include instruction in the XP and Vista operating system on their computers.

Several instructors and coaches have completed a seminar titled From XP to Vista in preparation for assisting students who have the Vista operating system on their computers.

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Staff members who received certificates of appreciation for multiple years of service were (from left) Pat and Lew Ake (14 years) and Audrey Koshakow (13 years).

SeniorNet membership is required to register for classes, and current members are asked to bring their membership card to the class registration.  Non-members may complete a membership form at the time of registration.

The cost for a new membership is $40 for a year which includes fall, winter and spring sessions.

There is a $30 fee to renew a membership and a $20 charge for each class.  Fees are due with a non-refundable check only.

Classes being offered during the fall session include:

  • Introduction to Computers I and II (Vista & XP)
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Family Tree Maker 6.0
  • Exploring Windows (Vista & XP)
  • Internet
  • Print Artist
  • Digital Imaging 2.0
  • Spreadsheet (MS Office 2007, Excel)
  • Quicken 6.0

Introduction to Computers I is a basic course intended for the beginner.

It is paced at a rate conducive to learning, and it stresses building skills in mouse and keyboard usage.

Introduction to Computer II is a prerequisite for all advanced classes.

Anyone interested in taking the Digital Imaging photo enhancing class must first complete the Exploring Windows and Print Artist classes.

Classes are taught by an experienced instructor who is assisted by two trained coaches.

Individual computers are available to each student, and a take-home manual is included in the course fee to facilitate recall of material for home review.

SeniorNet is sponsored by the volunteer auxiliary at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center and is open to adults 50 years and older.

For additional information, call toll free 888-855-5091.



 
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