Nelson Leader : September 26th 2013
15 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 NEWS 5232952AA e: nelsonsales@A1homes.co.nz m: 022 061 1002 P: 547 7301 Show home: 98 Washbourn Drive, Richmond. CONGRATULATIONS Have you viewed Nelson's Gold Medal Winning Show Home? www.A1homes.co.nz SeniorNet celebrates Switched-on seniors: SeniorNet Nelson committee members, from left, Lindsay Hunter, Graeme Valpy, Duncan Fuller and E'Beth McKendry. Photo: SALLY KIDSON SeniorNet Nelson is celebrating its 20th anniversary after helping thousands of peo- ple learn about computers, the internet and keep up with technology. The organisation is planning a celebration on Tuesday, October 15 at the Annesbrook Centre and say both new and former members are wel- come. It now meets in a leased room from the Under- world Club at Pioneer Park and has a membership of 600 and is one of over 100 SeniorNet groups in the country. It has 15 lead tutors and other volunteer tutors. The anniversary gathering starts with a social hour, before the executive officer of the NZ Feder- ation of SeniorNet Societies will give a speech: How times have changed. Computing in the last 20 years.'' To be a member of SeniorNet you only need to be over 50 and the eldest member in Nelson is in his 90s. It can run up to three classes a day for five days a week. Duncan Fuller says as well as tutorials on computing the organisation had a number of dif- ferent interest groups, including an iPad group, a Mac group, a genealogy group, a digital imagery group and a technology group. The organisation has a number of computers including a Mac and also teaches people how to use technology such as smart phones, iPads and android tablets. Duncan says with technology these days even TVs need technological skills to set up and oper- ate. It's hard to keep up with the new technology -- we've got to be one step ahead of our students.'' The group says it is finding the pace of change means that quite a few members regularly come back for updates. He said in the internet dependent world that we live in today it can be hard to access information without access to the internet, especially as more shifted on line. Graeme Valpy said the group was a great sup- port network. For those who want to find out more about SeniorNet visit www.seniornetnelson.org.nz or call Duncan or Pat Fuller on 548 5514.
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