Seniors, volunteers discover computing together

The Revelstoke Seniors Centre continues to welcome seniors looking to learn more about computing and volunteers looking to help guide them.

The Revelstoke Seniors Centre continues to welcome seniors looking to learn more about computing and volunteers looking to help guide them.

“Learning new things and having new experiences is a good way to exercise the brain.  Studies also say that seniors who use computers have fewer depressive symptoms than those who don’t,” said Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association Secretary Garth Elrick in a media release. “With the ability to communicate through email, seniors can enjoy a closer relationship with family and friends who live out of the area.”

The centre offers many classes, teaching everything from the very basics, email, Internet safety, photo editing, accounting software and using Skype for free long-distance calling. The seniors centre has offered the classes for the past seven months.

“Perhaps you want to track your expenses, research your family history, download and share pictures from your new digital camera, play games – the possibilities are endless,” Elrick says. “You don’t even need to own your own computer to become computer literate; you can use the computer at your public library, the seniors computer lab – if you’re a member, or other public computers.”

Interested in taking a class or volunteering to teach one? Call the Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association Tues.–Fri. between 9 a.m. and noon at 250-837-9456.

 

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