Free Computer Training for Senior Citizens?

Computer Training
for Senior Citizens
New technology can sometimes make an older person feel left behind. However, there are opportunities for getting free training to help you keep up with the latest computer hardware and software. This page offers some suggestions for finding free computer training for senior citizens.

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February 21, 2012

My part time job wants me to get more computer training in both Word Perfect and Excel. They also want me to get letter formatting training. I'm a deaf older lady that has a little over 2 years to work before I can go off SSDI and collect social security. Where can I find free or inexpensive computer software training?

By Ella P.


February 21, 20122 found this helpful
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If you are a senior, you should go to a local community college and ask them about a program like that. A lot of community colleges give computer classes to seniors

February 22, 20122 found this helpful
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You might check your city's recreation centers. They offer classes in numerous things, usually. Check the library also.


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February 23, 20120 found this helpful
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I don't know if Microsoft still does this, but when I needed to add to my skills on their software, I went to their website and used several basic free training modules. I learned a lot about Excel especially that I am still using today.


I'd start on their website for whatever free training they have.

February 23, 20120 found this helpful
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My county waives credit fees for senior citizens to attend the local community college. Try yours.

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August 3, 2011

I am a senior citizen and have a deep interest in participating in various types of computer based training opportunities. I need this training to be offered free of cost by some social institute whether government or NGO. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can look?

By CK Mehta


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August 4, 20110 found this helpful
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A good place to start is your senior centers if you have them where you live.
Another option is a willing teenager. I was an early senior when I really started learning.


Good luck and enjoy, Keeper

August 4, 20111 found this helpful
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Many states offer free college courses for senior citizens. I've enclosed a link to a site that lists information for senior education for each state:

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March 25, 2010

Can someone help me find a free site for senior citizens that can help me to learn how to do more things on my computer?
Thank you.

By Carole Zaniewski from Utica, NY


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March 25, 20100 found this helpful

I have two websites for you to check out. Not knowing what you REALLY want to learn about computers these two sites should give you a few options.

Advertisement I couldn't get this last one to come up but it could be my connection, it's flaky at best :)


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March 26, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know about sites on net but great sources for
learning about computers are free classes at some libraries, some community colleges, and senior centers.


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March 29, 20100 found this helpful

The Computer Lady has a wonderful site. Sign up and you will receive a newsletter and you can look in the archives for all sorts of question and answers. I hope this helps you.


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March 29, 20100 found this helpful

You will 'LOVE' this site! It has several completely detailed tutorials and you can save the full PDF's to your documents for future reference and/or to print out! I've learned oodles for free from here!


March 29, 20101 found this helpful

I know that my senior center has free time for anyone to come in and learn more about using the computer, check yours, maybe it does too!

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