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WKU Lifelong Learning offers computer course for senior adults

WKU Lifelong Learning will offer a new course to teach senior adults the basics they need to effectively use their computers without having to ask their grandchildren for help.

“Survival Skills for the Digital Age: The Senior Adult’s Guide to Computers” will teach the basic, practical skills needed to use a computer with confidence.

“Many senior adults find it daunting to keep up with today’s tech-savvy generation. This course is designed to provide practical, hands-on instruction to make computers less intimidating,” said Lifelong Learning Program Manager Cindy Ehresman. “Participants should leave this course feeling confident and unafraid to tackle new technologies.”

Topics include:

  1. The Basics – Learn the “lingo,” how to open and save files, surf the Internet, and the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  2. Excel at Excel – Learn how to use basic spreadsheets to create your budget, track savings/retirement plans and calculate bill payments
  3. Organize with Access – Learn to use databases to organize your address lists, documents, valuables, antiques and other collections
  4. Senior Surf – Learn to use websites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, upload photos and maintain online security

Trish Steelman, an award-winning WKU instructor, teaches all lessons. Sessions take place every Friday from 8-11 a.m. Nov. 1-22 at the Knicely Conference Center. Fees are $30 per session or $100 for all four sessions. Computers are provided.

For information, visit www.wku.edu/ll/enrich/survival. To register, visit www.wku.edu/delo/register or call (270) 745-1912.

Through experience and education, individuals continually learn and adapt to life and their environment. WKU Lifelong Learning is part of WKU’s Continuing and Professional Development unit within WKU Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) and is committed to providing this community with learning opportunities for every age group and in a variety of interest areas.

Contact: Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1910 or cindy.ehresman@wku.edu

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