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Lucea seniors get tablet training

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Hanover Parish Librarian, Marvetta Stewart (seated right centre) teaches senior citizens how to access the Gleaner's website, using a tablet computer, during the library's Senior Citizens Computer Training Classes last week. With her, from the back are Dorcy James, Susette Duncan, Elva Oates and Melzena Anderson. Seated to the left, on the other side of the table, is Julian Dadag. Standing are Roy Tenn Fah and Katrin Casserly of Hanover Charities, the charitable arm of the Round Hill Hotel in Hanover, who visited to observe the session. Hanover Charities recently donated six Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet computers to the library to assist in training sessions for community members.

WESTERN BUREAU:

The Hanover Parish Library officially started its tablet computer training programme for senior citizens last week Thursday in Lucea.

The programme is being led by parish librarian Marvetta Stewart, aided by her information

technology staff at the library. It was kick-started following the donation of six Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet computers by Hanover Charities, the charitable arm of the Round Hill Hotel.

"The programme is geared towards seniors, to bring them up to speed with the technology. Some already have tablets, but do not know how to use them effectively," Stewart told Western Focus.

"The participants are being introduced to social media, how to use the camera, downloading of files, accessing online news, email accounts as well as some basic computer skills. The same tablets will be used in a teen tech programme, which will be available soon to our teenagers," Stewart said.

One of the seniors, Melzena Anderson, told Western Focus that she learnt about the training when it was announced at her church recently.

"I have a tablet, but I have no clue how to use it, so this is one of the reasons I am here - to learn how to use it. It's very interesting. I hope I will achieve something before the programme ends," Anderson said.