January 19, 2010

UAMS Announces February Computer Classes for Seniors

LITTLE ROCK – An overview of Microsoft Vista and two introduction to computers classes will be taught in February for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Class schedules for February are:
• Intro to Computers on Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Internet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The monthly cost is $40 per course for individuals and $65 for couples. An optional textbook is $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 1155 at the Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. The courses vary monthly.

For more information and to register for a class, call 501-603-1262. SeniorNet is looking for additional qualified instructors to offer a greater variety of classes. For information about becoming an instructor, contact Fred Clark at fredbclark@sbcglobal.net.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 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.