Newsletter October 2021

From the Chair

Hello everyone,
SeniorNet Kapiti is still unable to re-open the Learning Centre until the Wellington region is at Level 1, this is due to the tighter restrictions around Covid-19 Delta variant. 

We hope you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the Zoom sessions over the last few weeks.  We have more coming along in the following week – we’ll drop you an email a day or so before each one starts. 

We have some feedback from members that they enjoyed the ‘How Do I…?’ sessions.  We can ensure you that we will have these sessions on our timetable once we are able to open either at Alert Level 1 or when the new ‘Traffic Light” system is in place. 

Technology is giving us all the opportunity to meet with friends and family and also to learn from home.  Please take the time to join a Zoom session or look at SeniorHangouts (more below) and pick up some tips and tricks that will be of interest and could help you or a friend.

Please also remember that if you get into difficulty with your technology, SeniorNet can help. Call our COVID Helpdesk on (04) 299 0754, leave your name, number and a brief description of the problem and one of our capable tutors will call you back to assist.

Sue Connor
Chair, SeniorNet Kapiti Inc.

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Newsletter September 2021

From the Chair

Hello everyone,
SeniorNet Kapiti is unable to re-open the Learning Centre until the Wellington region is at Level 1, this is due to the tighter restrictions around Covid-19 Delta variant. 

We have Zoom sessions for you to join during the coming week – we’ll drop you an email a day or so before each one starts. 

At SeniorNet we would be very interested to know if you would like a specific subject covered at a Zoom session, so just call the office on (04) 299 0754 and leave a message. Our tutors have an enormous breadth of skills so I’m sure we can organise something.

Technology is giving us all the opportunity to meet with friends and family and also to learn from home, so please take the time to join a Zoom session and pick up some tips and tricks.

Please also remember that if you get into difficulty with your technology, SeniorNet can help. Call our COVID Helpdesk on (04) 299 0754, leave your name, number and a brief description of the problem and one of our capable tutors will call you back to assist.

Sue Connor
Chair, SeniorNet Kapiti Inc.

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We Are Temporarily Closed!

While we remain in COVID-19 Alert Levels 4 & 3, The Learning Centre at Matai Rd is closed and all face to face engagement with our members is on hold.

If you are a member of SeniorNet Kapiti and you have an urgent technical problem, please call our office on (04) 299 0753, leave your name and a message explaining the problem. One of our tutors will call you back as soon as possible to assist.

In the meantime, all courses and workshops are suspended and your tutor will contact you, once the way forward is clear, to discuss how we will complete your sessions.

If you are looking for information about COVID-19, we have a special page (here) with links to official government sites including information about how to book a vaccination.

Newsletter August 2021

From the Chair

We’ve started Term 3 with a hiss and a roar! Most classes are full or close to it which is always pleasing to the Committee and all our Tutors. It’s great for us to see that our members are finding something in our programme that they can learn and it’s our pleasure to be able to offer the number of classes and workshops that we do.

SeniorNet Kapiti was entered into the Wellington Airport Community Awards, and proudly came away with a Highly Commended award for Education & Child/Youth Development – this is due to the excellent work by our team of volunteers (Committee & Tutors).  The nomination described how our Learning Centre moved to online courses and workshops during lockdown to ensure we could engage with our members, and how we now continue that engagement at the Learning Centre.

The certificate is hanging on the Learning Centre wall

Sue Connor
Chair, SeniorNet Kapiti Inc.

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