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Seniors helping seniors use computers and the internet

 

Links

This page contains links to other interesting web sites that members wish to share. Within each entry, the link to the site will be coloured blue and underlined. To visit that site, click on the underlined link.

If you find a site that you wish to revisit using  Microsoft® Internet Explorer, click on the 'Favorites' button (the star in the top right hand corner), then on 'Add to favorites'. The next time you connect to the Internet, to load that site, you only have to click on the Favorites button again, then from the drop-down list of marked sites, click on your choice and it will load.

Other browsers call the same feature a 'bookmark' - in some you click a star to save a bookmark, in others press the Alt key on your keyboard to open a menu and choose the Bookmark item.  You can then use the menu to relocate your bookmarked item, or you can type its name in the Address bar.

The list of sites follows:

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association www.ascca.org.au

ASCCA is the recognised peak body for Seniors and Technology and welcomes enquiries from existing computer clubs and groups within seniors organisations and from communities which are considering promoting computer training for seniors.

ASCCA publish a monthly newsletter which is accessed via their home page; click on the "Our Latest Newsletter" button in the top left hand corner.

Other Seniors Computer Clubs

A full listing by state of the other clubs in Australia is here

Apple Computer Users

There is an Apple (Mac and iPad) user group associated with Wooloongabba Lions Club and they can help you with your Apple devices.  This is their website.  Note that SeniorNet has a tablet user group.

The Internet Kiosk

Broadband for Seniors is part of the wider Australian Government Initiative "Making Ends Meet - Plan for Older Australians, People with Disabilities and Carers". SeniorNet have successfully applied to house one of these Kiosks in our office at the Humanities Building in South Street, Ipswich, Qld. SeniorNet have to provide the trainers, so please consider volunteering to assist. To see what is involved go to http://www.necseniors.net.au/ and click on the link labelled 'Volunteer Tutors Fact Sheet'.

Music on line

Brisbane station 4MBS has two on-line offerings which can stream to your computer.  Go to http://www.4mbs.com.au/ and choose between the classical and the 'silver memories' options.

Health

If you have asthma you may benefit from the AsthmaWise on-line programme.

Security Links

The links below are worth a look because they inform us on security issues.

Links for Seniors

National Seniors Australia
The independent voice of senior Australians
Seniors Site
Launched by the Federal Government in April 2005 as a "One Stop" site connecting older Australians with 40 Government Agencies and 250 Non-Government Organisations.
Commonwealth Carelink Centres
Make Independent Living Easier By making it easier to reach the services older Australians need, Commonwealth Carelink Centres promote and encourage independent living and flexibility to make choices about support needed to remain at home. 1800 052 222 (Free Call)
Council on the Ageing
This is the "Council on the Ageing" web site for Australia. Every State and Territory can be accessed from this site.
MoneySmart
MoneySmart website is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people make smart choices about their personal finances
U3A Online (Aust./NZ)
University of the Third Age.  U3A Online is a world-first virtual University of the Third Age delivering online learning via the Internet. All that's needed to study online is access to a computer with an Internet connection - and some basic computing skills.
Let's Talk Net
The Australian Domain Name Administrator - auDA (the government endorsed not-for-profit regulator of the internet in Australia) has launched a series of free, non-commercial podcasts called 'Let's Talk Net'. This resource is a guide to the internet for those who are new to it and for those who are familiar with the technology but wish to extract more from this technology.
Silver Peers
This is the newest interactive web site for Australian Seniors, Pensioners, Retirees and everybody still young at heart! A SeniorNet member is already contributing short stories to this site.
Seniors Enquiry Line
Seniors Enquiry Line is an information and referral service for older Queenslanders which links them with a wide variety of information including government and community services, activities and events. Much of the contact we have with older Queenslanders is via the telephone, however we also have a web site which helps us to raise awareness of our service, and to bring people closer to relevant services.
Silversurfers
This site provides links to the best resources and websites, including foreign sites, for UK users. This site is constantly monitoring the net to search for and find the most appropriate sites for our visitors. This site also tries to take account of virtually every conceivable requirement, from action holidays to a stroll in the Lake District, from children's (and grandchildren's!) learning at home and school to courses for oldies, from 'safe' havens for money to trading live on the world's Stock Markets.
Stay Dry Products
A useful link for Seniors which helps to maintain dignity for those in this situation.
Your Life Choices
This is the most comprehensive listing of information and links relevant to Australian senior citizens, veterans, retirees, those about to retire, pensioners and carers.

Travel

How to find a house sitter or register for house sitting - (Save on travel expenses).
Motorhomes Worldwide
Motorhomes Worldwide offer motorhomes in 20 countries, including Australia, Cars in 93 countries and Minibuses & 4 Wheel Drives in 52. We also offer Motorcycles in the USA & Canada. For people with DISABILITIES we offer specially adapted motorhomes in the UK and USA, and cars in the UK. We are the longest established specialist wholesaler for Motorhomes, Cars & Canal Boats in Australia.

General

Ipswich Library
Access the Library catalogue via the Internet any time. Place a book on hold, find out what books you have outstanding or use the search facility to find books on certain topics or by Author.
How Stuff Works
This site may interest the enquiring mind. It may help grand parents answer those difficult questions grand children often ask. This URL supplied by Dorothy Jones.
PC Profile
PC Profile provides one of the widest PC and desktop coverage for all issues surrounding PC usage and management.
 Computer Repairs
This page lists technicians in Ipswich that our members have found of value.

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