UAMS Sets SeniorNet March Computer Classes for People 50 and Up

By Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Computer classes on Fundamentals for Beginners, Navigating the Internet and Extending Your Skills will be taught in March for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

·          Fundamentals for Beginners, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon     

·          Navigating the Internet, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

·         Extending Your Skills, Tuesday and Thursdays through March 14, 9:30-11:30 p.m.

For Fundamentals for Beginners and Navigating the Internet, the monthly cost is $45 per course for individuals and $75 for couples. An optional textbook is $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 2156 at the Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock.

For the first time, SeniorNet is offering Extending Your Skills in four two-hour sessions, each concentrating on a limited subject area. Cost is $30, and the class is limited to 10. Sessions will be on how to use Mail Merge in Microsoft Word, create a newsletter in Word, put together a PowerPoint presentation and organize with My Documents and My Pictures. Each participant must bring a flash drive with 12 digital photos on it along with a Christmas card list on Microsoft Word Table or Excel for Mail Merge and have Microsoft Word 7 or 10 on a home computer.

For more information and to register for a class, call (501) 603-1262, email or go to

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or