ICT for the terrified

A lot of older people feel as if they have been left behind by technology. A free course for absolute beginners is being run at Newark College to help people get to grips with anything they don't understand about computers.

Information on the course can be printed off if you wish to pass it on to a less computer literate friend or relative: ICT for the terrified (PDF File, 278kb)

The course

This is a 'hands on' course that will introduce some of the ways in which computers can be used in the home. You will learn how to turn the computer on and will cover the essential skills needed to operate a computer. The pace is slow and aimed at building confidence when using computers for everyone aged 19 to 190....

Topics you will cover are as follows:

  • identify the basic hardware components of a PC and know their purpose
  • start and logon to a computer, identify the desktop icons
  • shut down a computer safely
  • create a simple word processed document
  • save or open a file and print a document
  • access and retrieve information using a search engine
  • what to look out for to stay safe online

The course starts at Newark College on Wednesday 5 November, 10am-12pm and runs for 4 weeks.
To book a place on this popular short course call the college community team now on 01522 876258

Older People's Day 2014

Cakes freshly baked for our Older People's Day eventOur Older People's Day was a success with plenty of older people joining us at Hawtonville Community Centre.

There were several stands offering help and advice on a wealth of subjects such as energy, housing, the internet and exercise. We also had our sports development team on standby to offer body MOTs.

In the main room there was plenty of free tea and coffee to go around and also lots of cakes on offer. These were all homemade by staff at Newark and Sherwood District Council and donated for the event.

The theme was 'try something different' and there certainly was a lot on offer! There was a drumming workshop, tap dance lesson and a seated exercise class for people to have a go at. There was also the chance to make a clay poppy which will make up part of a display to commemorate local lives lost in WWI.

Jill Cockayne, Energy and Home Support Worker, said: "Despite the short time we had to organise this event, the people that attended had an enjoyable time and found the workshops and information on offer of value."

For more information on Older People's Day visit the website.

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