UAMS Sets SeniorNet August Workshop, September Computer Classes for People 50 and Up

By Ben Boulden

The two-day August workshop will be taught by volunteer instructor Charles Frith from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 and will cover: booting to the desktop instead of the start screen; booting to the desktop without a password; resizing and grouping tiles and turning Live Tiles on or off; using SkyDrive (OneDrive) with Windows 8.1; one-click shut down and restart of Windows; pinning apps to the start menu and task bar.

Cost of attending the workshop is $35, which includes the cost of a manual.

Classes begin Sept. 3. They are:

  • Fundamentals for Beginners — Windows 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Fun with Graphics, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
  • Microsoft Excel, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Exploring Windows 8.1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Course fees for 16 hours of instruction are $45, and student manuals are $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. The workshop and classes are in Room 2156 at the UAMS Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock.

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

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