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.”
- The Basics – Learn the “lingo,” how to open and save files, surf the Internet, and the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excel at Excel – Learn how to use basic spreadsheets to create your budget, track savings/retirement plans and calculate bill payments
- Organize with Access – Learn to use databases to organize your address lists, documents, valuables, antiques and other collections
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org