Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 5, 2012

Get computer literate at Fair Park

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — Everyone is working to keep up with today’s fast pace technology. It can all be very confusing to many older adults, but it is well worth the effort to learn. Information is traveling at the speed of light around the world. The entire world operates with technology. Buying, selling, online banking, checking account balances, stocks, government benefits and the list goes on. Business to entertainment, researching or just communicating, whatever your topic, or need, computers are a wealth of information, and has turned into a necessity in this busy world.

Hands-on is really the only way to learn and retain how to operate the computer.

Seniors can learn the basics of operating computers with instructor Joanne Cooper. She tries to make it simple, easy and fun! She will be covering basic terminology and operation and teaching the basics of word processing, saving files, changing fonts, how to cut, copy and paste, inserting graphics and more — all the tools helpful in writing letters.

You will also become more familiar with the World Wide Web. Learn how to set up an email account, and compose emails with attachments and pictures. The class helps users understand better how to perform a Google search for topics. The more a person uses it, the better they will get! Call and get started soon, ask for Joanne at 484-7416.

Hood Funeral Home in Crossville sponsors all the educational classes at Fair Park.

Storytelling Guild: If you love to tell stories or just enjoy listening, the Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild meets at the center every second Monday, 6-8 p.m., and they invite everyone to join in.

Stamp Club: Also meeting at the senior center every first and third Wednesday, at 11 a.m., is the Stamp Club. So gather up your stamps, and plan to come.

Christmas Craft Fair: It is time, once again, to find special items for the ones you care about for Christmas to show them you care. Some family and friends are just hard to buy for, that is why craft fairs are a great place to go! Make a list and plan to come to the first annual Christmas Craft Fair to be held at the Fair Park Senior Center on Friday morning, Nov. 9, at 8 a.m. Caroline will have a good big breakfast for $3, which will be served at 10 a.m., that will make it worth getting out of bed!

Fair Park Senior Center is a great place, available for all the seniors in Cumberland County.

It is at 1433 Livingston Rd., across from the fairgrounds. Check out the web site at www.fairparkseniorcenter.org or call 484-7416.