UAMS Sets SeniorNet November Workshop, Computer Classes

By Spencer Watson

The workshop, offered twice, will be taught from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and again from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and will cover cleaning, defragmenting and creating free space on the hard drive; removing spyware and unnecessary files; System Restore; backing up the hard drive; and deleting browsing history. Cost of attending the workshop is $15.

Computer classes begin Nov. 3. They are:

·         Fundamentals for Beginners – Windows 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

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

·         Exploring Windows 8.1, Nov. 13 and Nov. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The cost for the month-long classes is $45, and student manuals are $15. The fee for the two-day class will be $35 including a manual. 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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