February 23, 2009

Seniors Invited to Sign Up for Computer Classes at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK – Computer classes for people ages 50 and older are being held monthly at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Classes for March are:
• File Management, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• Word Processing, Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon – 2 p.m.

The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 1155 at the Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Dr., Little Rock. The cost is $40 per month for individuals and $65 a month for couples. An optional textbook is $15. The types of classes vary monthly and include lessons on the Internet, Quicken, graphics, genealogy and spreadsheets. Each class is two hours and is held twice a week. Times and days of the classes also vary month to month, and no classes are held in December.

For more information and to register for a class, call 501-603-1262.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.