Computer Pals for Seniors - The Hills


Who are Computer Pals for Seniors-The Hills?

Computer Pals for Seniors – The Hills is a non-profit club run by volunteers dedicated to providing a service to Seniors and the Disabled in the Hills Area. Our aim is to provide low cost tuition for Seniors in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, enabling them to become proficient in the many facets of computing and Tablets/Smartphone technology.

History

The Club was formed in 1998 with 50 members and since formation has provided tuition for more than 3,000 members. Club membership in pre Pandemic days was around the 300 mark at the conclusion of each financial year.

Training and Support

Training and support are major offerings of Computer Pals with our main objective being a high success rate of students having the confidence to apply what they have learned after completing a course.

Courses are conducted either in a classroom setting or, one-on-one training. All courses incur a small fee to cover the cost of materials which generally include a course-specific manual, other incidental items and a small contribution to overhead costs. We also provide follow up support to help members develop their skills through additional tutorials, courses, workshops and discussion groups. Discussions groups provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas and socialising,

The Club also runs a HELP DESK where members can seek solutions to their computer and technology issues.

For information about current courses and workshops click on Courses.

Membership

New members are always welcome, be they beginners or those with more Knowledge.

We are always interested in people who might be attracted to joining our team of trainers.

Prospective or intending members are invited to visit the Clubhouse on a Tuesday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. A Club Member will show you around and explain the operation of the Club and courses available. You can collect information about the club, join if you wish, or have information posted to you by phoning the Club. For Club location and all contact details please see the Contact Details.

To join or renew your membership click on Membership.

Meetings

Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except January) at 10:00 am in the Rebellion Room, Castle Hill Cultural Centre - 14 Pennant Street Castle Hill 2154. There is free off-street parking in the undercover car park with wheelchair access, the building has appropriate amenities. Entry is free and all members, friends and casual visitors are welcome, morning tea is served. At each monthly meeting Guest Speakers offer knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics which are usually computer related, so as to make computing more enjoyable and fruitful. For more up to date information please see Member News- Computer Pals Newsletters.

The Next meeting will be the AGM held on 10th August 2022