Computer classes for seniors are back in Manitowaning

Pictured are participants in the free computer classes for seniors offered at the Mindemoya library including instructor Wes Cline, Carol and Bruce Lee, Joan Ralph and, with his back to the camera, Wayne Sanders.

MANITOWANING—Assiginack council is delighted to announce that thanks to funding from the Government of Ontario, the municipality will once again be hosting computer classes for seniors in Manitowaning. A huge selection of classes is being offered from September 2016 through to January 2017. Classes will take place at the Assiginack Public Library from 10 am till noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is no charge and is open to seniors Island-wide. You do have to register in advance as class sizes are limited.

Topics being covered include ‘Getting Connected’: The different ways you can use your computer or phone to stay connected  with family and friends, including Skype, Google hangouts, social media as well as the frauds and scams to be aware of.  The next session of topics includes ‘Living Healthy,’

‘Eating for One,’ and ‘Healthy Eating on a Fixed Income’ are just a few areas being covered.

In November and December the computer classes focus on finances. This incorporates Internet banking, budgeting, planning ahead in regards to funerals and wills, financial abuse and income and benefits from government programs.

The series of classes finish off with working with applications on the computer that include documents, spreadsheets, email and photos.

For a complete list of topics please see our website at www.assiginack.ca or call 705 859-3196.