Computer classes begin at Dunmore Activity Hub

By Steve Svetovich

Computer classes, including two about Facebook, began last month at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore.

The computer activity at the Hub began with a beginning and refresher question-and-answer session at The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton.

The Dunmore cyber seniors brought their smart phones, iPads, tablets, laptops and other computer and technological devices to The Commonwealth Medical College on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, to receive help from the faculty and student volunteers. Free refreshments were served.

The informative event was followed up with computer classes at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. The first two classes about Facebook were held Monday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 25.

“What is also exciting,” said Jeanne K. Hugenbruch, executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe, “are the new classes we are offering with the help of National Geographic, the Culinary Institute of America, the Smithsonian Institute and a number of professionals in a variety of fields.”

The Cyber-Seniors Project is something new at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe.

The Commonwealth Medical College, in conjunction with the Dunmore Activity Hub, worked on this collaborative project to provide technology training in an effort to bridge communication barriers.

The mission is to provide education in the major communication outlets, such as Facebook and Skype, on an individual’s smart phone, tablet, or computer.

The other new classes are also exciting and informative for the seniors.

“Learn to Take Better Pictures with National Geographic” was held at the Hub Thursday, Feb. 4. The tutorial included a one-half hour video by professionals from National Geographic, all supporting materials and a one-half hour discussion facilitated by Hugenbruch.

“Discover the Secrets of Good Nutrition” was held Friday, Feb. 5, at the Hub. It was held again Tuesday, Feb. 16. It included a one-half hour video by professionals in the field, all supporting materials and a one-half hour discussion led by Hugenbruch.

“The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking” was held Monday, Feb. 8, at the Hub. That included a one-half hour video by the Culinary Institute of America, all supporting materials and a one-half hour discussion led by Hugenbruch.

“Nature-Based Health Care” was held Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Hub. The course included a one-half hour video, all supporting materials and a one-half hour discussion facilitated by Hugenbruch.

Shirley Martinelli is reservationist at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. Lottie Collins is site council president. Carol Angerson is lead volunteer.

For more information on the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe and its programs, call 570-207-2662.

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