Wednesday, October 29, 2008

For Seniors: Free Computer/Internet Class

From shannon kaaekuahiwi
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:02:01 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject Fw: Free computer/internet class at Kapolei Library for seniors

Great free computer classes being offered for seniors please read following message & spread the word. Shann

On Tue, 10/28/08, Nakamura, Joel wrote:
From: Nakamura, Joel
Subject: Free computer/internet class at Kapolei Library for seniors

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3:44 PM

Please spread the word...

I got a call from a librarian named Cheryl at the Kapolei Public Library who is starting a new NIH program designed to teach seniors how to use the computer to get health information. Any organization willing to teach seniors can download the toolkit at The main purpose is to teach seniors how to find health information on the internet. It assumes the user has no experience with computers and starts off with teaching the basics of using a computer and the internet.

She said they are not getting any extra funding to provide this service. They will be offering the class every Monday for the month of November, starting next Monday from 8:30am - 10am. The room they will be using has 9 computers and a projector. 2 seniors will be able to use each terminal for a total capacity of 18 students. So far only 4 people have signed up. She needs to get more seniors (60+) to participate or they will discontinue the project. Anyone who would like to sign up may contact the Kapolei Library at 693-7050.

I hope this pilot project becomes successful so that other libraries will follow. Most libraries already have computer terminals with internet access that are available to the public for free. You can even reserve a time slot for computer use on their website (

Joel Nakamura
Elderly Affairs Division
Department of Community Services
City & County of Honolulu
715 South King Street #200
Honolulu, HI 96813

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