Reducing online vulnerability for seniors and others

On July 22, the Invermay branch of the Parkland Regional Library (PRL) hosted the official kick-off of a program designed to assist seniors and other community members in developing computer skills. The main goal of the program is to reduce their vulnerability to being taken advantage of in the use of computers, the Internet, programs, emails and other computer-related activities, said Mike Kaminski, library board chairperson. 

Kaminski welcomed about 20 individuals to the official kick-off celebrations at the library.

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Helen McCutcheon, PRL director, brought greetings on behalf of the regional library. LeeAnne Simpson, branch librarian, explained the program and initiatives to the participants.

Six seniors at the kick-off registered for participation in this program, which started in August.

“The local library board, in co-operation with the Golden Age Club, Parkland Regional Library, the village and RM of Invermay worked in collaboration to access New Horizons funding, resources, facility improvements and program development to make this possible,” said Kaminski.      

Registrants must call in and book a specific time during regular library hours for tutoring and work on the computer.