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Computer Resources & Classes

Computers are somewhat like the Wizard of Oz. Once you take a peek behind the curtain, you realize that there is nothing magical about them.

People of all ages are becoming interested in "looking behind the curtain" to learn more about computers. While it may seem that everyone is wired in, as of 2006 the numbers indicated:

Generations on the Internet:

  • 89% of 18-28 year-olds
  • 86% of 29-40 year-olds
  • 78% of 41-50 year-olds
  • 72% of 51-59 year-olds
  • 54% of 60-69 year-olds
  • 34% of those over 65
  • 28% of those 70 and older

Whether you want to learn how to get on the Internet, how to use a specific kind of software, or how to be a software programmer, educational resources are available to you! The following can get you started:

The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet.

Generations on Line provides web-based software and support materials for senior centers, public libraries, continuing-care retirement centers, retirement homes, and low-income elder housing.

Check out Additional Resources for other sources of information.

Page Author: Eric Schnell


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