|Actrix Product Focus - SeniorNet
from the February 2000 Actrix Newsletter
SeniorNet is the name chosen for an organisation that started in San Francisco with the aim of investigating whether or not new technologies and communications media could enhance the lifestyles of senior citizens.
|The community based groups that
emerged were known as learning centres where seniors (you must be 55 to join) could meet
together to learn about and gain experience with computers. These learning centres have
spread and grown since the project started in 1986. New Zealand became the first
non-American country to have a SeniorNet learning centre when the Wellington branch opened
in 1992. A second centre was opened in Nelson in 1993 and today there are 27 SeniorNet
learning centres existing throughout New Zealand, all operating as charitable
organisations and run by dedicated and unpaid committees. Their courses cover such things
as computer basics, general software such as word-processors and spreadsheets, and the
If you'd like to know more about
SeniorNet and how to join or assist, you could visit their New Zealand web page at www.seniornet.org.nz. You can also
contact them free by phone on 0800 SENIORNET.