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WHATComputer classes for seniors offering dynamic, stimulating and relevant technology education. Classes are taught by seniors for seniors in over 60 Learning Centers by over 3,000 Volunteers across the United States and Internationally.
WHYTo provide older adults life-long learning education and access to computer technology, and enhance their lives enabling them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Funded by the Markle Foundation, Membership, Corporations and other Foundations.
Across the USA, New Zealand, Sweden, Malaysia, Japan.

Program Description

"SeniorNet celebrated its 25th Anniversary… on Capitol Hill. Among the more than 130 people attending the event were SeniorNet Sponsors, Learning Center coordinators, past and present Board members, government officials, and other SeniorNet stakeholders… During her keynote speech, Secretary Greenlee discussed SeniorNet's role in providing computer education to older adults during the past 25 years, and the importance of SeniorNet being there to help older adults during the next wave of technological advances in the following 25 years."

"SeniorNet is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet."

"60 Learning Centers, 3,000 dedicated Volunteers across the United States including underserved areas and Indian Reservations ... Affiliate SeniorNet Centers in other countries."


SeniorNet provides more than 150 computer classes for seniors, delivered by volunteer instructors and mentors at SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers.

SeniorNet believes in the ‘seniors teaching seniors’ methodology, which provides older adults with the opportunity to engage in life-long learning amongst peer group. The focus is on seniors being able to learn in a small class size and in supportive learning environment.

Seniors pay a yearly membership which gives them access all computer learning centers and access to the members-only section of the SeniorNet website.

Computer classes for seniors range from intermediate computer training curriculums to classes to improve existing computer skills and acquire skills for new employment opportunities and finally to those new to using a computer. A sample of classes include:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Excel, Word
  • Mobile Device Related Classes –iPad, iTunes, Apps
  • Internet and E-mail
  • Digital Photography
  • Buying and Selling on eBay
  • The Many Uses of Google

Mobile computer classes can be arranged for seniors who live in nursing homes, retirement homes, or who are unable to make it to the learning centers.The SeniorNet website community allows older adults who are interested in learning more about computer technology and computer skills to connect.


  • Supports Learning Centers throughout the U.S. and internationally.
  • Creates and publishes curriculum for Learning Centers.
  • Offers senior discounts on computer-related and other products and services.
  • Holds regional conferences and collaborates in research on older adults and technology.

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