Welcome to Wellington SeniorNet

SeniorNet is the place where people aged 50+ meet to learn to use and enjoy technology in their everyday lives.

Wellington SeniorNet is part of a New Zealand wide network of SeniorNets.

If you feel you need to keep up with the young people in your life, if you are having problems with your computer, tablet or phone, if you simply want to know more about how technology works and what you can do with it – why not check us out? Read More

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) monthly meetings

Questions and Answers meeting with Alan – Thursday 27 June at 12:30  Read More

Photography meeting with Ray – Thursday 11th July at 10am  Read More

Presentations and Workshops

If you’re having trouble with registration for an event, copy and paste this email address onto your email: seniornetwgtnrego5@gmail.com

Learn how to Own Your Online

zoom sessions at 9:30am the first Wednesday of each month

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Wednesday July 3rd  – Join online at 9:30am.  July’s topic: (to be advised)

Hear from CERT NZ’s Hadyn Green about how to get the most out of online services while keeping safe. 

SeniorNet and CERT NZ present a brand new webinar series for SeniorNet members (who are registered with Senior Hangouts)

If you have not already joined SeniorHangouts, see the information at the end of this web page, at the Senior HangOuts schedule.

Fire Safety & Lithium Batteries
Friday 14 June  12:30 to 2.30pm
Presenter: Jamie Gray, Advisor,  Readiness and Recovery

Our Guest Speaker from Fire and Emergency NZ will give a presentation on Fire Safety measures, including the use, management, storage and disposal of Lithium batteries.

This is a repeat of the very popular session in November last year.

Finance 101: Basic Finance
Date: Wednesday 19 June 11:00 to 1:00pm
Presenter: Peter Rickard

This session will help you sharpen up your knowledge of basic financial concepts and terminology. How do financial markets work? Are you a DIY or active investor and where can you get information to make investment decisions? What are the different types of investments and how do they work?

Bring your calculator or use your phone to do some simple calculations, such as calculating interest, that will equip you to manage your finances better. 

Our tutor Peter has a Master’s degree in Business Studies who has worked across a range of business and finance roles including tutoring and assessment at tertiary level.

Please note this will not be a session on financial advice.

Using Genealogy resources: practice sessions

Tuesday 2nd July 12:30 – 2:30pm

Facilitator: Mary Newman

Researching for ancestors

This month we’ll take a look at some of the resources available to you in Ancestry and FamilySearch databases. In Ancestry we’ll take a look at the Public Member Trees and the NZ Electoral Rolls and then see what similar resources can be accessed in FamilySearch. As FamilySearch is freely available we’ll take some time to search in that database. As usual there’ll be time for Q&A

These sessions are not formal, but an opportunity for interested people to come together, practice searching and share tips and tricks. Use our SeniorNet computers or bring your own laptop or tablet.
Further practice sessions, using different resources, will be held on the first Tuesday of the month and there’ll be a limit of 8 people.

AppleMac Users Group Meeting

Wednesday 3rd July 12:30 – 2:30pm

Presenter: Bruce Ralph

Editing Photos

These meetings are more suitable for those who want a deeper understanding of the applications available with your Mac or MacBook.

At the previous meeting we worked with PrestoPhoto app for preparing a Photo Story Album.

This meetings theme is finish PrestoPhoto by printing a completed album, Then we will start with Photo Editing using the applications available on the Mac. This topic will definitely continue at next month’s meeting.

These sessions are not formal, but an opportunity for interested people to converse together. I usually start with a 40 minute interactive presentation. Followed by really interesting discussion, then a break for coffee or tea. After that I will show ‘some interesting Mac stuff’. Bring your own MacBook to follow, or use our MacBook to follow my demonstrations.

One to one help with your computer and device issues

When: Monday 10:00 – 12:00 pm or 12:30 – 2:30 pm (Except Public holidays)

Where:  Anvil House, 1st Floor 

Coordinator: Sandra Thorn

Our preference is to see you at Anvil House but we may be able to offer help Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 2.30pm, possibly at a different location, depending on the availability of tutors.
These options should be discussed with Sandra. 

The Help Centre tutors can assist current financial members who are new to technology or wish to improve their skills or are having problems with their portable devices. We offer ‘one on one’ assistance in a cheerful, friendly environment and while we don’t have all the answers we can usually point you in the right direction.
We can help with a number of devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, Apple Macs, iPads and Desktops.

Cost: $10.00 for up to 2 hours tuition (payment in cash please)

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