SeniorNet president Gordon Timbs (left) and training co-ordinator Ken Curwen in class at the UQ campus Ipswich.
SeniorNet president Gordon Timbs (left) and training co-ordinator Ken Curwen in class at the UQ campus Ipswich. David Nielsen

New home for SeniorNet

SENIORNET, an organisation which equips ‘silver surfers’ with all the skills they need to be IT savvy, has a new home in Ipswich.

The organisation, which provides IT training for seniors by seniors, will be hosted by the University of Queensland.

SeniorNet patron, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, who has been closely associated with SeniorNet since its inception in 1996, said the organisation had made a huge contribution to the city.

“This teaching facility enables seniors to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of technological skills,” he said.

“SeniorNet has become a well utilised organisation for the senior citizens in our local community, enabling them to learn and acquire skills in accessing the internet and participate in the technology of today.”

SeniorNet president Gordon Timbs said training started with people in their 50s, with their oldest client in their 80s.

The 78-year-old said like many of their clients, he didn’t know much about computers when he retired from dentistry more than 10 years ago.

“I knew if I didn’t learn computer skills, I would be out of touch,” he said.

A training sign on day will be held on Monday from 9.30am at the Ipswich Humanities Building.

For more information, contact SeniorNet training co-ordinator Ken Curwen on 3389 2950.



Hacker housemate used emails, phones to harass flatmates

premium_icon Hacker housemate used emails, phones to harass flatmates

She also threatened one with a false rape charge

Upgrade to Springfield roads delay

premium_icon Upgrade to Springfield roads delay

MP questions council's priorities

Ipswich father free despite 40 offences

premium_icon Ipswich father free despite 40 offences

He was disqualified from driving for five months

Local Partners