Friday, October 28, 2011

Q&A Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 2 November, 10.00 am - 12 .00 pm


When: Wednesday 2 November, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  Bring your questions or subjects for discussion. The support team will try and provide an answer or comment.

The sessions are meant to answer basic questions even though they may appear a bit complicated at times. Learn from other members' problems.

Note that Q&A sessions are free to all members. You will always learn something.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Workshop - Google tools you may not know about, Tuesday 1 November 10.00 am -12 noon


When: Tuesday 1 November 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: SeniorNet Wellington does workshops on e.g. Google Search, Google Earth and Google Maps.

Did you realise that there are at least thirty other useful Google tools?

This workshop will

  • give an overview of some of those Google  tools
  • show you where to find other Google tools 

that may be of interest.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Please wear a name tag.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Workshop - How to install and use Skype, Thursday 27 October 10.00 am -12 noon


When: Thursday 27 October 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.

How to download the software, install it and get the program up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Keith Kenderdine at kenderkb@xtra.co.nz. Please wear a name tag.

SeniorNet Wellington are holding a Visitors’ Session Friday 28 October at 10.00 am


SeniorNet Wellington are holding a Visitors’ Session

Friday 28 October at 10.00 am. Session will conclude at 12 noon.

Anvil House, Level 1,  138 to 140 Wakefield Street (Red building opposite the Michael Fowler Centre car park)

If you’re an older adult come and join us for morning tea/coffee.

We’ll show you what we do and  how you can learn to use a computer and the internet.

  • No prior knowledge is required.
  • Courses and learning group meetings are designed for our age group.
  • We learn at our own pace, have fun, and meet friendly people.
  • Course costs are moderate.
  • Let us show you at our Visitors’ Session. 
For more information please contact:

John Nimmo   Phone 467 8771 email john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz
Colin Archer          Phone 478 6559 email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz

Check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com


Friday, October 7, 2011

Advice cards on keeping your information safe

The Privacy Commission has produced a set of advice cards to help people keep their information safe. The Commission has requested we advise our members of this material. The cards will be helpful for people of all ages. 

This page contains:
  • the cards in both Word and pdf format
  • cartoons that you can use
  • links to stories that may be useful for discussions on radio, at meetings or in newsletters

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Workshop on freeware tools to check your writing, Tuesday 11 October 10 am - 12 pm


When: Tuesday 11 October, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Conference Room 2

What: Alan Royal has, for fifteen years, written a monthly computer column for a national magazine. He is also involved in preparing accessible web and print documents for organisations and for people with impairments.

In the course of that work Alan has examined and used several tools, including those built into office programmes, and investigated a range of freeware document checking and appraisal software and hard copy tools.

These tools are used e.g. to check accessibility, formatting, readability, usability and structure of written material.

Register with Alan at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Please note that space is limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

The cost is $5 payable at the door. Correct change is appreciated.