SeniorNet Huntington, Long Island has a great annual meeting. They have a great spirit and in depth computer knowledge at the center to share. Paul Sladkus, SeniorNet National Board has the honor to attend the meeting.
SeniorNet is an international, volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1986. It is one of the world’s largest training organization for adults 50 and over. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide seniors with education in and access to computer technology. It has Learning Centers throughout the United States.
SeniorNet at FSL, L.I. established the first learning center on Long island in Huntington in 1999. We are recognized as one of the … [Continue reading...]
SeniorNet, the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, announced today it has awarded a $2,000.00 sponsorship from the Charlene A. Francis Scholarship Fund to Saar Nepal, a Nepalese organization that is similar in mission to SeniorNet and dedicated to educating and maintaining the wellbeing of their elder population. In addition, Saar Nepal will be provided access to the benefits and privileges given to SeniorNet Learning Centers across the United States. This grant marks another landmark in SeniorNet’s international reach, after earlier this year hosting a delegation from China eager to replicate SeniorNet’s successful learning model.
The Charlene Francis Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to honor her. She has made significant contributions to SeniorNet … [Continue reading...]
PEACE DAY SUCCESS, NEW YORK, SAN JOSE AND THE WORLD
Brooklyn, New York: September 22, 2014. Thank you for all your good wishes, and work, we were able to edit and broadcast the Amanda Network event and our Times Square Event on the International Day of Peace to over 2,000 sites and stations worldwide, via www.peaceday.TV and our own sites. The events are powerful statements for moving Peace Forward. We will try to get the show on other TV stations as well, plus our Central Park/NYC event this year that was very special. China, Haiti, Sri Lanka and Vietnam joined the Peace Day Party.
Like everything... everyone is important and you all played a role in creating this Peace Day Event, thank you. Next year we will expand upon it, add more people, organizations and … [Continue reading...]
SeniorNet Members, Volunteers, and Supporters,
Don't miss this opportunity.
A very good deal for those that are interested in the latest technology.
This Que Publishing 50% discount expires on September 14th
Click on the advertisement below to see all of the books available.
Don't forget - shipping is free in the United States! … [Continue reading...]
Are you ready for the Fall Classes?
The Headquarters Curriculum Team has done a spectacular job again.
An update on courses for classroom instruction below.
Skill Course: An overview of Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Available Now)
A short, 2-part workshop similar to the previous Skill courses on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Update 1, Computer Fundamentals (Available Now)
An entry level tutorial similar to previous version, but lessons updated and new figures added
Windows 8.1 Update 1, Introduction to Computers (Available Now)
An intermediate level tutorial similar to previous versions of Intro, but we have updated and rewritten a number of lessons, adding new figures and including a new lesson on the Windows 8.1 … [Continue reading...]
The Amanda Network, Anti-Bullying Campaign
September 20, 2014
3rd Annual Awareness Day and PEACE Rally
3rd Annual Awareness Day and
PEACE Rally www.peacedayparty.org was honored to be included in this important event and to broadcast it. May Peace Prevail on Earth, and Bullying is not Peace, tell all. Paul
Amanda Suzanne Brownell
April 29, 1992 - April 16, 2013
View video of Celebration of Life at: http://youtu.be/2DoxoFEfz2I
At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High … [Continue reading...]
At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with Peace … [Continue reading...]
born July 16, 1926, has served as president of several American colleges and universities. He currently holds the position of Chancellor at the University of Richmond.
Heilman received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. from Peabody College, now a part of Vanderbilt University. He also attended Campbellsville Junior College, the University of Omaha, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee.
In his early career, Heilman held teaching positions at Belmont University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Peabody College. He also held administrative positions at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Georgetown College, Peabody College, and Kentucky Southern College (now a part of the University of Louisville). He served as president of … [Continue reading...]
Center Leaders and Volunteers,
As a point of information, this newsletter was distributed to organizations, businesses, and our affiliates in Florida.
Some centers across the country have already engaged this strategy.
The overall intent is to extend our reach of support, increase our brand, and grow our base.
Michele M. Williams
Director Public Relations
Friends of SeniorNet,
As many of you know, SeniorNet was founded in 1986, and with the support of corporate partners (Microsoft, Que Publishing, IBM, Adobe, AT&T, Google, and others) our brand continues to grow worldwide.
Since our founding, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million people by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities, and new worlds to explore via the Internet.
We … [Continue reading...]
I am happy to announce SeniorNet's newest collaboration - with Dr. William Perry.
Dr. William Perry is a professor of computer information systems at Western Carolina University and a computer network and information security specialist. Dr. Perry also serves as an associate research fellow with the Joint Special Operations University and for the Department of Defense.
He is the recipient of the Global Teaching Excellence Award and was twice awarded the Board of Governor's Innovative Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Perry is a former military officer and also has experience in counterintelligence, risk analysis, and threat assessment. He has presented at a number of national conferences on the topic of information warfare and … [Continue reading...]
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Earlier this year, Center Leaders were asked to submit the names of the volunteers that have the longest amount of service in their center. Some have been with us for more than 25 years.
23 … [Continue reading...]
Many of us have had the opportunity to work with TechSoup, a supporting partner for more than a decade.
To Re-Introduce TechSoup
Techsoup is a nonprofit with a clear focus: to make it as easy as possible for other nonprofits and libraries to obtain and use the technologies they need to achieve their missions. As part of this goal, they provide access to over 400 technology products donated by more than 40 companies - including donor partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. All donated and discounted products are available to qualifying organizations for a small administrative fee that partially subsidizes TechSoup.org operations. They also offer learning resources, including articles, blogs, and free webinars, and forums on nonprofit-specific topics led by expert … [Continue reading...]
Do you know Luisa Garcia?
Her design of Creating Slideshows With PowerPoint 2010 placed the San Jose Willows SeniorNet Center in the National Winners' Circle for the Microsoft Windows 8 Open House Contest. To read more about this contest, visit our website: www.SeniorNet.org
Today, with a degree of frequency, we see folks attending SeniorNet classes and workshops to enhance their work skills. And I am very pleased to say that we can in fact accommodate those seeking anything from basic computer skills to advanced professional training - as well as folks looking to learn how to use new gadgets.
Luisa's dedication, expertise, and caring is a shining light for the SeniorNet mission.
See letter below from a Hyatt Hotel employee.
Kudos Luisa and Thank You!
Leslie M. … [Continue reading...]
Que is one of the largest computer book publishers in the world, covering all major computer and internet applications at every user level. Que brings readers the information they need to stay in step with new software releases and emerging technologies.
Their authors are the best in their fields and noted for easy to follow, comprehensive computer books. Que has built an unmatched reputation, publishing books that have taught over 45 million people how to use computers.
Our partnership with Que Publishing affords you a very good opportunity.
A few recommended books:
My iPad for Seniors (covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th generation, iPad2, and iPad mini)
My Facebook for Seniors
My Windows 8.1 Computer for Seniors, 2nd Edition
My eBay for Seniors
You will want to … [Continue reading...]
As part of the Microsoft grant this year, Microsoft is providing Free Personal One Hour Training Sessions at Microsoft Retail Stores.
Coupons with special promo codes were distributed to Winning Centers of the Windows 8 Open House Contest and Centers in close proximity of Microsoft Retail Stores.
These coupons have a value of $49.00.
The training is designed to improve your skills, learn new ones, or get the most out of your apps and devises.
If you live near a Microsoft Store, request a coupon from your Center Leader today. Click here for a list of Microsoft Store locations.
Coupons expire June 30th, 2014.
You may also want to visit the Microsoft Store in our SeniorNet Mall to view upcoming product announcements.
Don't miss out on this opportunity. … [Continue reading...]
Thanks to the Huntington Team for increasing brand awareness,
helping others, and fulfilling the SeniorNet Mission.
Good Afternoon, Slava!
On behalf of the Enriching Our Elders Ministry at St. Albans Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in St. Albans, Queens, we want to express our sincere thanks for the invaluable information we received from auditing two classes of Intro to Computers 1 (Basic Processes) at SeniorNet, FSL-LI in Huntington on 04/08 and 04/10/14. We are looking forward to returning the week of April 29, 2014 to audit Intro to Computers 2 (Basic Applications)!
Sitting through the two classes this week and getting lots of "helpful hints" and insights from the instructor and the coaches was exactly the experience we needed to help us begin to understand how to … [Continue reading...]
Truly a great story!
It's about Joe Pontecorvo, Volunteer Instructor at SeniorNet Puget Sound
Joe is a lifetime member of SeniorNet.
He started with Puget Sound in 1990 - the year that SeniorNet was incorporated.
He helped with the roll out of Windows 95 along with SeniorNet Founder Mary Furlong.
Joe is one of the oldest surviving instructors across the country.
He will be 88 years young on June 1st.
And that's not all . . .
Joe is the proud father of another Joe Pontecorvo, who just happens to be the world renowned cinematographer of Pontecorvo Productions.
His works include the production of PBS Nature documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated "Bears of the Last Frontier". It's about the black, grizzly, and polar bears of Alaska.
And now . . .
"Snow … [Continue reading...]