Sunday, December 14, 2008

Senior surfers

While surfers have been known to brave the cold Atlantic waters in the area when storms create big waves, even in winter, this post is about surfing the net, which goes on at The Front Porch computer classes every week.

Classes are held at both sites on a weekly basis and are small to allow for individualized instruction. Many people have learned to use a computer for the first time during the classes and some have gone on to purchase their own computers once they've gotten more comfortable with the technology. While most are interested in learning to use email and to "surf the net", others have recently been seeking a peek at the stock market, or have had instant message conversations with grandchildren. Others play games on-line. One woman stopped by recently to learn how to use Skype so she could talk with friends and relatives in Russia and India! The possibilities are endless.