UAMS Sets SeniorNet April Computer Classes for People 50 and Up

By Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Computer classes on Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, File Management, Microsoft Word, Cloud Computing and Windows 8 will be taught in April 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     

·          Introduction to Computers, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

·          File Management, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

·          Microsoft Word, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

·          Cloud Computing, April 19, 2-3:30 p.m.

·         Windows 8, April 26, 2-3:30 p.m.

For Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, File Management and Microsoft Word, the monthly cost is $45 per course for individuals and $75 for couples. The cost of a 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.  

Cloud Computing is a single session that will cover how to use Google Drive and Google Docs along with an introduction to Chromebook. Chromebook is a laptop that uses Google’s Chrome operating system. Windows 8 is a single session that will discuss problems with the Windows 8 operating system, as well as how to use it. Enrollment for each class is $15. Each is limited to 12 participants and will be in Room 2156 of the institute.

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