The popular, free computer classes for seniors are returning to the Bishop Senior Center on Wednesdays, beginning February 21 for 5-weeks from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The five-week sessions are funded by the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation through a generous grant awarded to the Desert Mountain Research, Conservation and Development Corporation. Future classes and workshops will cover Apple iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks.
Now more than ever, with smart HDTVs, smartphones, tablets, computers and smart speakers—all using the Internet—there is a need to understand how they all work, which is often very differently from each other.
Jack Perkins, a local Bishop resident, has attended the classes over several years. He says, “I learn something new in almost every class.” He has been joined by dozens of other Bishop area seniors.
Beginner-level classes in Windows 10 Basics are offered from 3-4:30 p.m. with Advanced Beginner and Intermediate-level classes from 5-6:30 p.m. Assistance outside of the classroom is also provided.
The classes are “hands-on,” friendly and interactive, using the latest version of Windows 10 laptops. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablets or laptops to the class. The training does not require previous knowledge or experience.
Class size is limited. For more information, please call the instructor Charles James at (760) 614-0546 or send an email to freelance.charles.james@gmail.