For information contact us by email or phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours Mon-Fri). This will probably go to a voice mail – please leave your name & phone number & the subject you want to talk about – we will get back to you ASAP.
2020 Classes in the clubroom were suspended in March – due to covid-19 virus precautions.
But we were back on deck with a COVIDSAFE Plan in place and operating with restricted numbers.
We are on holidays presently but classes will resume in the clubroom from Tuesday 19th January 2021.
with our normal schedule being classes in the mornings (10am-11:30am) and afternoons (12:30pm-2:00pm) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
ZOOM CLASSES will be run on Friday mornings (from 10:00am – 11:30am) for those people who are not yet ready to return to the clubroom.
CLICK HERE for a printable version of the Term 1 class schedule.
Members check your email or send an email to us and enquire what is coming up and how to join our sessions. We may be able to assist individuals or groups on other days if a need is made evident. You will need to tell us of your preference.
Are You OK?
We are aware of the challenges of keeping our own energy levels up as COVID goes from a sprint to a marathon, and we’re sure many of you feel likewise. While the media headlines are focused on case numbers and community transmissions, we shouldn’t forget the hidden toll this pandemic is having on the collective mental health in our communities. It is more important than ever to look out for ourselves and each other, and as a club, we will continue to explore ways to make sure we’re playing our part and providing the support that’s needed.
Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection
Click on the link below for a YouTube video that explains Zoom Meetings
Be Connected – What is it?
Be Connected is an Australia wide Federal Government initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. There are online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners – the Be Connected Network – who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.
ComputerPals for Seniors – Newcastle Inc. is a Be Connected Network Partner.
Be Connected classes are FREE
If you have a need to develop skills to use a computer/tablet or smart phone – these classes are for you. The training is offered in small groups to allow personalised learning and one-on-one coaching. Phone 4961 6576 (This will probably go to a voice mail – please leave your name & phone number – we will get back to you ASAP) to enrol in the program through us and get our support.
CLICK HERE for the Be Connected website for more information and scroll down for an introductory video
STAY SAFE ONLINE…. (a video)
@EmpowerITS (click on the link) has put together this fantastic resource for Staying Safe Online, to help older Australians to take the next step in their online journey. A great initiative from Good Things Foundation Australia
Easy steps to secure your online information
On completion of the Guide, you will have strengthened the security of your online accounts and your information. Click Here for their website.
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.
SO WHAT DOES COMPUTERPALS OFFER?
We are now back to classes in the clubroom (see above) and conducting online sessions on Friday mornings at 10:00 am (check your email or (better still) you send us an email to enquire what’s on and when and how to get onto the session). Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need one-on-one help using ZOOM online – send us an email and include your phone number. We will call you back and discuss how we can help.
Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers and other technology (phones & tablets) 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.