Computerpals for Seniors Maitland seeking new members

A computer course run by seniors for seniors is seeking new members.

ComputerPals for Seniors Maitland runs classes on everything to do with computers and tablets at East Maitland Bowling Club.

The group has run for 17 years and expanded to include lessons on Facebook, Skype and email.

ComputerPals for Seniors president Coral Cox said in this day and age, so many things were online.

She said this can be daunting for older people who have little to no experience with computers.

This is the beauty of the course, Ms Cox said. The teachers are all seniors themselves, and take students through at their own pace. The course even begins with how to turn the device on.

Ms Cox said it was great to see students progress and gain confidence.

“It’s really wonderful to see their expressions when they realise what’s happening,” she said.

Classes run on Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Coral on 49663530 or Barb on 49320934 for more information.