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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Newsletter December 2020

From the Chair

Well folks, that’s a wrap for 2020!

As year’s go, I think I’ll give it just one star!

At SeniorNet Kapiti though, we’ve weathered the storm and come out the other side as a stronger organisation than when we started. Along the way we’ve discovered the power and reach of online learning, firstly during Lockdown and more recently through our participation in the Senior Hangouts Pilot run by The Federation. I think there’s a lot more to come from this technology now we’re all better acquainted with it.

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Newsletter November 2020

From the Chair

It’s great to see SeniorNet Kapiti up and running (OK, sprinting!) in Term 4. Many of our classes and workshops are full or near full which is exceptionally pleasing for the Tutors and Committee after the significant activity slowdown of COVID-19. With everyone so busy, it’s a opportune time for me to remind our members that everyone involved in the running of SeniorNet gives their time for free. Actually, they also pay their membership fee…. for the privilege of taking your bookings on the phone, managing the membership list, organising the tutors, keeping the computers running and most of all, the special treat of teaching you stuff about computers! With the festive season almost upon us, it’s a great time to thank a tutor or make Elaine’s day by booking one last course for 2020. 

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Newsletter October 2020

From the Chair

Term 4 has just started and it’s the busiest programme of courses and workshops I can remember. We’re doing a lot of catch-up for sessions missed due to Level 2 and 3 restrictions so I expect The Learning Centre to be very busy for the next 4-6 weeks. Elaine still has places on most courses so have a look at what’s on offer and give her a call.

We’ve received Council’s permission to install 4 bike racks outside The Learning Centre. We’ve noticed that a number of our members are using two wheels to come to Matai Rd and with summer just around the corner, we’re pleased to offer somewhere you can securely leave your transport while you’re attending meetings, courses and workshops. Everything has been ordered and I would expect the racks to be available within a fortnight. Continue reading