HERE IS THE LATEST IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MAY 2018
How do you keep in touch with your family and friends?
Where do you look up information on any subject?
You can do it all on a computer, a laptop, an IPad, an IPhone, a Tablet or a Smartphone.
COULD YOU DO THAT?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT?
ARE YOU ALREADY DOING IT?
ARE YOU ESPECIALLY GOOD AT USING SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMES
As a current or past member or supporter of SeniorNet New Plymouth we would like to invite you to
A PUBLIC MEETING
on Thursday 17th May at 2 pm
in the Senior Citizens ground floor lounge
to help us review current activity and the future of SeniorNet New Plymouth.
After 20 years of service to our local community we find it sad that we are having difficulty finding members willing to volunteer to assist in the management of the organisation and / or sharing their knowledge with other members wanting to learn or extend their digital skills.
We recognise the need to adapt our programmes to the changing needs of the over 50s in our community. Few use desktop computers, most use laptops or in many instances hand held equipment such as mobile phones and tablets. The principle activity tends to be communication with family and friends through the range of social media applications available.
We certainly need members prepared to share these skills through classes, workshops or one to one sessions.
Most voluntary organisations are struggling to find workers. For many their target people-power is often committed to work and youngsters needing parental guidance.
Our target people-power has a wealth of skills and experience and hopefully being older is more able to commit to and develop their own interests. We would like to attract some of our younger age group i.e. 50 -70 who hopefully could have several years to give to supporting SeniorNet ongoing activity and sharing those skills and experience with others over the age of 50.
We do need to work on succession planning as several of our longer serving committee and tutors are ready or needing to reduce their commitment due to health and other issues.
Over the last few weeks we have been endeavoring to gather ideas and information for future planning. We see the stairs to our rooms as a major obstacle for some current and prospective members. One idea being actively considered is moving downstairs to the ground floor of Senior Citizens building.
Learning styles at all ages vary and some members will find face to face teaching preferable particularly as they make their first moves into the digital world, others are comfortable using books and online programmes.
Another idea is setting up a website question and answer system for members with a team of “experts” to respond to queries. More of this idea later.
We’d love to see you at the meeting but if you are unable to come we would appreciate your comments particularly regarding what you would like to have the opportunity to learn.
Please feel free to pass this invitation to anyone you feel could be interested as a learner or a volunteer.
SeniorNet New Plymouth
27. Liardet Street
New Plymouth 4310
Phone 06-759-4979 – (has answerphone)
Or President 027-233-0986