The SeniorNet Learning Center of Costa Mesa, CA was organized in early 1999, The Costa Mesa Senior Center and SeniorNet got together in order to establish a Learning Center.
In March, 1999, computers were installed in the large classroom, and the volunteers were given a class in "How to Teach Seniors to use computers." The first training classes were conducted in May, of 1999 and consisted of three introductory classes and three labs. Since that time, approximately 1,500 senior citizens have taken classes offered by this all volunteer organization. We are currently in our 38th session of classes and looking forward to our 10th Anniversary in the the Spring of 2009.
In 2001, the organization moved the classes to a dedicated classroom made available by the generous contributions of the Director of the Costa Mesa Senior Center, Aviva Goelman, in loving memory of her parents and the Rock Harbor Church, with whom we had shared a multi-purpose room at the center. This new facility allowed more classes to be taught and the new facility is also host to an open lab on Monday Tuesday & Thursday when members can practice what they have learned in class or work on individual projects. In addition they may simply access their email and the Internet, on a fast cable broadband connection, that makes surfing the web a real pleasure.
There is also 2 scanners and 3 printers where members can use their newly acquired skills to do various projects from scanning, fixing, and printing their photographs, creating greeting cards to writing their memoirs. Ten different classes are offered each session.
In 2004 we were able to obtain from IBM donation of 7 Brand New IBM Computers equipped with XP Professional and CD Rewritable Drives.
SeniorNet How To's
Vic Laurie's Site
(Great Collection Of Powerpoint Tutorials & Presentations)
Vic is a retired Princeton Professor who is a
SeniorNet Instructor at
The Ewing N.J. SeniorNet Learning Center
and the creator of SeniorNet's Mouse Tutorial
(Orange Coast IBM PC User Group)