Senior Services Plus
Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, Senior Services Plus will offer free computer courses for senior citizens 55 or older. Instructor Jeff Allsman of the village of Bethalto will teach courses for beginning and intermediate skill levels.
On Mondays in September (Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., “Basic Computer and Internet” will be offered. This course will focus on the essentials for working with a laptop, including how to start up, use of a mouse and keyboard, and the use of a search engine.
On Wednesday evenings, intermediate level courses are available. On Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Using an iPad” will be offered. To attend this course, the individual must bring their own tablet. While the class focuses on the iPad, the instructor will be able to discuss the functions of other makes of tablet.
“Using your Digital Photos” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. This course will cover how to use a digital camera, how to transfer and store photos to the computer, and how to share photos with others.
The courses offered will be hands-on, and the instructor will use a follow-along approach. Each participant will receive a take-home manual on their subject. Senior Services Plus is able to provide these courses thanks to a “Digital Divide” grant through both the village of Bethalto and Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education Program.
Space is limited for all courses. Senior Services Plus is located at 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton. For information or to sign up, call (618) 465-3298, ext. 100 or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org.