Free computer classes offered for Putney area seniors

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PUTNEY >> Putney Cares and Landmark College will co-present a three-class series of workshops hosted by the Putney Public Library to help Putney area seniors navigate the myriad of electronic devices, social media and the internet. Back by popular demand, "Tablets, Computers & Smart Phones, Oh My!" will be held on three Thursday mornings — April 7, April 14 and April 28 — at the Putney Library at 55 Main Street.

The classes will provide one-on-one instruction to help seniors with computers or with an electronic device they may want to bring. Each of the four classes will offer assistance with a range of topics, including using a browser, using electronic calendars and other organizational tools, how to conduct research online, how to avoid bad places and scams online, how to deal with error messages, how to use email programs, how to use social media sites, and how to navigate the web safely.

The classes are free and open to any Putney area senior, but space is limited, so reservations are required to attend any of the classes. Please RSVP by stopping by the library or calling Emily Zervas, the Putney Library Director, at 802-387-4407.

Putney Cares provides a range of services and programs so that Putney's older residents may remain independent and at home as long as they wish. Programs and services include Meals on Wheels, monthly Congregate Lunches, rides to medical appointments, loans of medical equipment, and various classes like Gentle Yoga, International Folk Dancing, Living Strong, and the Artist in Each of Us. For information on how to access services, attend programs, volunteer or donate, please call Putney Cares at (802) 387-5593.

Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The College offers two- and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently. Students, faculty, and professionals from around the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model, designed through research and practice to help all students become confident, empowered, and independently successful learners.


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