Spencer House on the Internet

Spencer House Seniors' Centre is proud to become a Public Access Terminal, for seniors, for the Chebucto Community Net. We have been fortunate to receive donated computer equipment, a donated modem, and dedicated volunteers who have made this opportunity possible. We could never have offered this service to seniors with out their help. THANK YOU!

Spencer House is located at 5596 Morris Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1C2. Our phone number is (902) 421-6131. We have one computer presently that is available for all seniors to use. You are welcome to drop in Monday through Friday, 9am - 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am - 4:30pm to use the computer. You are able to phone ahead and book the computer, just ask to have your name put in the computer log book. It is better if you phone in case I am not able to check my e-mail the day you inquire. This will insure you the computer will be free. You can log in an hour at a time.

Many of you have loads of questions about how to use the internet. Well, we just happen to have two experts who can help! A volunteer will be at Spencer House each Wednesday, 10am - 11am to assist you. We will also be holding ongoing workshops monthly for beginners, and are able to schedule intermediate and advanced workshops if you are interested. Just let us know what your needs are. You will also be able to e-mail our volunteers once you have exchanged addresses.

Surfing the net is such a great opportunity for all of us. At Spencer House we have had older adults in their middle eighties learn to use the computer. I can't tell you how encouraging this has been for us. This fall we would like to start a Intergenerational e-mail pen pals program with elementary school children. A school in Bedford is interested. If you are a senior who would like to be a pen pal over the internet please e-mail me, or call me at 421-6131 and I will add your name to our participants. This should be a very exciting program.

Well bye for now, please remember to feel free to send me your suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you!


Chebucto Connections SENIOR'S CORNER
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