Our computer learning centers grew out of Selfhelp’s dedication to helping seniors maintain their independence and stay connected with their communities. These programs offer basic to advanced computer classes and are located in five Selfhelp senior centers.
Seniors start out learning computer basics such as sending email to stay in contact with family and friends. Soon a new world opens with the knowledge of how computers can be used as a resourceful tool for entertainment, exercise, education, employment opportunities and research. Some of our seniors have taken on more advanced computer programs like Excel and PowerPoint or learned a new way to look at the world through digital photography. Several aspiring writers have even started their own blogs.
Our cognitive stimulation programs offer engaging and appealing activities designed to enhance memory, mental agility and overall outlook. Seniors can even try out 25-minute mental workouts using touch screen computers that don’t require any computer skills at all. These cognitive programs offered by Dakim are available at our senior centers and Selfhelp housing complexes.
Selfhelp is developing a program that will enable homebound seniors to participate in our senior centers too. Using webcams placed their homes and in our computer centers, homebound seniors will be able to participate in group discussions, physical exercises programs and many other senior center activities from the comfort of their home.
Join us now at our computer centers to explore the entertaining and stimulating world of computers. Whether you come in person or participate from home, you’re sure to learn something new and find a community of like-minded friends.