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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education offers Computer Training for Older Adults

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education (FSE), through its community outreach project, SeniorComp, will be offering computer training for older adults.

SeniorComp has established partnerships with local agencies at five different locations in South Florida where those over 50 years of age may enroll in a two-hour session, meeting once-a-week.  Older adults are sometimes unable to use the computers they have acquired or they are hesitant to ask for help to be able to use it more effectively.   These classes offer an opportunity for these adults  to meet with contemporaries to learn how to use computers for their individual needs, such as learning (or re-learning) how to receive, read, and send email as well as being able to search the Internet for hobbies, friends, videos, or other information.

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education has partnered with several senior agencies in South Florida plus the OASIS Institute in St. Louis to provide basic computer training from November through May in two-hour classes, once-a-week. The classes are taught by older adults with one or more coaches to provide individual attention as needed. A $60 registration fee for the entire program is the participant’s only expense and partial scholarships are available for those with limited income.

Two sections will be offered at each  of the sites as noted below.  One section will focus on computer literacy for the entire seven months and the other will spend the first two months on basic literacy with the remaining five months devoted to memory enhancement and brain exercises.

There will be a general information meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 1:00pm. You are encouraged to attend the meeting at the University Park Plaza in Davie; however, all of the sites, except N.E. Focal Point will also host the meeting via compressed video. N.E. Focal Point will hold its meeting on Oct. 29th. By attending the general information meeting, the details of the classes can be explained and you will have an opportunity to enroll. Classes will begin the following week.  For further information, call 954-262-8642 and leave a message.

Tuesdays
10:00 a.m & 1:00p.m.
Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center; 3081 Taft Street, Hollywood;
Tel no. 954-966-9805
Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:00a.m.
The Lifelong Learning Institute of NSU; 3424 University Drive, Davie
954-262-8472
Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:00a.m.

N.E. Focal Point Senior Center; 227 N.W. 2nd St., Deerfield Beach
954-480-4493

 

Wednesdays
3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church 400 N. 35th Ave. Hollywood
954-349-0385
Thursdays
10:00 & 1:00
Daniel Cantor Senior Center; 5000 Nob Hill Road. Sunrise
954-742-2299

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information visit www.nova.edu

Contact:
Vera Mandilovitch
Office of Public Affairs
Office: 954-262-5309
Cell: 954-882-3570
vmandilovitch@nova.edu