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COMPUTERPALS FOR SENIORS NEWCASTLE are holding an

Open Day & Morning Tea on Monday 16th March during SENIORS WEEK.

Starting at 9:30am ‘til 11:30 in Islington Public School Hall (Hubbard St, Islington) and then in the Club’s classroom in ‘D’ Block (the old historic building) to show off our facilities and explain what’s on offer for Seniors (over 55) in the way of courses learning about computers and tablets until 3pm.

Natalie Natalie Darcy a Legal Officer with NSW Trustee and Guardian will be our guest speaker in the morning session and she will be talking to us about our ‘Digital Heritage’ – dealing with our online estate (e.g. Facebook, email, Music, Photos, PayPal, etc.).

Natalie is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law (accredited by the Law Society of NSW) and has been working in the area of Wills and Estates law for 12 years.

Everyone welcome! Please be early and don’t miss Natalie’s presentation and also enjoy the Morning Tea.

SOCIAL.......

On Saturday 7th March our next Social outing will be to the Barramundi Farm which is situated at Cookabarra Restaurant and Function Centre, 476C Marsh Road, Bobs Farm. This organization is the premier Barramundi farm in NSW and produces around 1000 kilos of live and freshly chilled Barramundi each week. We will be going on a guided tour through the fish production sheds and the nursery to see the baby barra. The process of growing fish and hydroponic vegetables will be explained and later we will be shown their Hydro-beds where lush green and red lettuces, spinach, basil and parsley are produced from the barramundi waste water.

Details of this venture are as follows;

Meet: Saturday 7th March At the Barramundi Farm.

Time: 10.00am

Morning Tea: 10.15-11.00am

Tour: 11.00am-12.30pm

Cost: $15.00 (M/T + Tour)

The Cookabarra Restaurant and Function Centre, Bobs Farm, also offers lunch for those who may wish to stay on. Our attendance reply form will include a section for car pooling for those members who would like a ride there and those who are able to accommodate passengers. The attached map should assist with directions.

Please click here to register your attendance. Complete all details and submit at your earliest convenience - we need to give notice of numbers for both the morning tea and the tour.

Hoping to see you there.

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ComputerPals Mission

Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers as a way of enriching their lives and making them more self-reliant.

We bridge the generation gap and assist seniors to find ways to benefit the community through their collective experience and knowledge.

ComputerPals Training Courses

Classes are conducted on Tuesday - Thursdays in school terms. They are generally of one and a half hours (sometimes over 5 weeks, or 3 hour courses, one-off courses may also run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions, or our special interest groups - Digipals, Writerpals, Geneapals. Tabpals meet on a Friday afternoon (see the calendar for actual times and dates).

As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange social outings for our members.

We have developed training courses for our Senior Citizens so that they can learn about computers without feeling under pressure to keep up with the "youngsters". Membership is open to Novocastrian residents over the age of 55 years, as well as residents of nearby Local Council areas.

Who Provides Our Training?

Tutoring is provided by a band of volunteers, prepared to share their knowledge and give their time, so that we can provide training at minimum cost.

Being a member of ASCCA ( Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association ), we have access to ASCCA's resources and links to other Seniors' Computing Clubs throughout Australia.

If you would like to become involved as a tutor, or if you know someone who has the skills but is not yet a member, please contact our Tutor Co-ordinator.

Map to the Barramundi Farm & Cookabarra Restaurant and Function Centre,.

from Williamtown travel on Nelson Bay Rd, turn off (as indicated on the map below) on to Marsh Rd, travel 4.7 km until you see the signs

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