Newsletter November 2021

From the Chair

Hello everyone, 

As you are already aware SeniorNet Kapiti is unable to re-open the Learning Centre with current restrictions in place.  However, we will reopen in Term 1, 2022 following Govt guidelines and the Traffic Light system. 

We have started planning the Term 1 timetable already!  We are very excited to be able to offer ‘face to face’ classes at the Learning Centre in Term 1 to help you with your digital learning. Be sure to take advantage of the 50% discount… more about this below.

Also on our Calendar is a ‘welcome back’ to members which we’re in the process of planning, it will be a morning or afternoon tea.  We will send out an invitation closer to the time once details are finalised.

A huge thank you to all our Members for supporting SeniorNet during these difficult times.  We strive to offer consistent, quality content and services to ensure digital inclusion within our membership and community.  

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 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 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

Newsletter September 2020

From the Chair

As I mentioned last month, the SeniorNet Federation AGM has finally been held after being postponed due to the Lockdown. A very successful meeting was held using Zoom with well over 60 people attending from 37 Learning Centres and the formal minutes will be published shortly.

Some of the important points of note to come out of the meeting were; Continue reading