Adult Continuing Education
Local school districts conduct continuing education programs throughout the year. Upon request, the local school district will send their continuing education brochure. Some offer reduced rates for seniors.
BOCES – The Board of Cooperative Educational Services
The BOCES Nassau Technical Center offers many different evening programs for adults. Senior citizens, 60 years of age or older, may eligible for a discount.
Computers and Senior Citizens
Seniors have shown a growing interest in the use of computers as a source of information for subjects ranging from health care and entitlements, to travel, art, entertainment, e-mail, financial matters, etc. Many school districts, local colleges and libraries are now offering computer training courses. The Department of Senior Citizen Affairs offers computer training to eligible participants of the Senior Community Service Employment Program who are seeking employment.
VOLUNTEER AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
Seniors are urged not to provide personal information via the Internet and to be sure to deal with well-known, reliable sources. Computers have added a great deal of pleasure to families and friends who live far from each other and who can use e-mail to stay in frequent contact. They are also very helpful to homebound or disabled persons.
SeniorNet provides adults 50 years of age and older with access to, and education about, computer technology and the internet. Senior Citizens teach the classes and attendees are charged a small fee. The SeniorNet web site provides full online tutorials, guides, and courses