At a glance
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The concept of SeniorNet emerged in 1986 in the USA from a research project at the University of San Francisco. The project’s aim was to determine if computers and telecommunications could enhance the lives of older adults.
Telecom introduced the idea to New Zealand, opening the first club in 1992.
Hamilton SeniorNet was started on 1st July 1997 and was registered as an incorporated society on 9 February 1998.
We do liaise with sister clubs under the umbrella of the Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc.
SeniorNet brings older adults and technology together in a friendly, fun, and stress-free way. It’s for people over the age of 50 who’d like to learn more about technology and what it can do for them. Small, well-organised classes, with volunteer tutors, about the same age as their students, run courses not only an introduction to computers, but also smartphones and devices.
During the pandemic there has been an increased focus on helping people to keep in touch with friends and family using technology as well as classes held via Zoom.
Joining fees are $35.00 for the first year, and $58.00 for a couple from the same household.
For second and subsequent years subscriptions are $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple.
A meeting for new members is held at 10am on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from February to November.
New and prospective members are invited to learn more about our activities at this meeting.
We currently run our workshops, interest groups and courses on Tuesdays from our temporary home at:
Chartwell Cooperating Church
126 Comries Road, Chartwell, Hamilton
We comply with the Covid Protection Framework requirements and to keep our members safe we have shortened our classes and meetings to one hour, with more one-on-one tuition, while all must wear masks.
The Federation has developed web-based Senior Hangouts and this enables members who are unable to leave their homes to connect into online learning. www.seniorhangourts.nz
Phone: 021 226 4363
Postal address: 229C Baverstock Road, Grandview Heights, Hamilton 3200