UAMS Sets September SeniorNet Computer Classes for People 50 and Up

By Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers – Windows 7 and File Management — will be taught in September for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Classes begin Sept. 3. They are:

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

·          Introduction to Computers — Windows 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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

Course fees for sixteen hours of instruction are $45, and student manuals are $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.  

iPad Workshop is a single session class that will cover how to use iPad as well as its cost, storage, popular apps, wi-fi connections, downloading library books and printing from the iPad. Enrollment for the workshop is $15. The class will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Room 2156 at the institute.

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

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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit or