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

Current Notices:

Members Forum

When: Friday 23rd February, 12:30 – 2:30pm 

Where: Level 1 Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street

Guest Speaker: Consumer NZ

A continuation of the Members Forum series.

This talk will cover: Advocacy and Technical Projects

The presenters from Consumer will talk about the organisation’s history and current advocacy work. They will also cover the technical work they are currently involved in. There will be time for questions and discussion

As space is limited, please register here to ensure a seat for this free session. 

SeniorNet Open Day

When: Friday 8th March at 12.30pm
Where: Level 1 Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield St

In a world where a Doctor’s appointment can now be a phone call or online meeting, and banking is done online, SeniorNet offers individual and group support to navigate changes in digital technology.

Anyone aged 50+ can join. Come along to hear how we can help you, or maybe you have skills you are willing to share?

To register, please contact:
Robin Watt, phone: 021 102 6848, email: robinj.watt@xtra.co.nz

FREE online WEBINAR Tuesday 20th February

Are you a Senior, or do you have a Senior in your life, who is looking to build their confidence online?

CERT NZ‘s Staying Safe Online for Senior’s webinar is coming up on the 20th of February and is designed to empower seniors, as well as friends and whānau, with the know-how to safely navigate the digital world.

By attending this free webinar, you can expect you to come away understanding online safety, learn how to spot common threats and scams targeting Seniors, and gain practical tips for surfing the internet safely.  

So whether you are a Senior yourself, or want to help a Senior in your life navigate the online world, this online webinar is for you.

 Click here to Register Tip, scroll down the zoom registration page

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) monthly meetings

Do you use a Windows computer? If yes, then please come along to the first session of a Window Special Interest Group (SIG) we are running on 29 February at 12:30 at Anvil House.

Whether you are using the older Windows 10, the latest Windows 11, or are considering buying a new computer, we are aiming to share some information that may be useful – things that you may want to know, and things that you should know.  There will also be time for Q&A, and a time over the break to chat to other members or to one of the three tutors who will be there.

This session is free to members.   See you there!

Workshops and Courses

If you’re having trouble with registration for an event, copy and paste this email address onto your email  

Using Genealogy resources: practice sessions

Tuesday 5th March 12:30 – 2:30pm

Facilitator: Mary Newman

Researching for ancestors

Subject:  Recording and documenting your search

How do you keep track of your genealogy searches? How do you document what you find? Is it necessary to use special software to record your findings? Are you feeling you could use a little more organisation or are looking for hints from others?If so come along to this session and feel free to contribute or show us how you do your ‘genealogy housekeeping’. We can all learn from one another’s successes and mistakes.

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.

Apple Mac Users Group (previously Apple Apps)

Wednesday 6th March 12:30 – 2:30pm

Presenter: Bruce Ralph

We have changed the Apple Apps name to Apple Mac Users Group and also changed the workshop date to the first Wednesday of each month. Why? Apple Mac meetings are now every two weeks, each with a different start time and format.

This Mac Users Group meeting will be more suitable for those who want a deeper understanding of their Mac or MacBook.

Starting at 12.30pm at Room 11, the format for this meeting will be for a quick 20 minutes Q&A, then 40 minutes with a more technical macOS & Apps presentation. We will have an informal break to get a tea or coffee while we continue to discuss the answers to Q&A and the presentation. Now, until 2.30 pm, there will be time available for attendees to contribute with their own demonstrations, or simply a discussion about anything relevant!

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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