Cyber Seniors

Welcome Cyber Seniors to this months Senior Corner.

Just between you and me, the word, or should I say the label, "seniors" is really beginning to irritate me. Would someone out in cyberspace please let me know just what a "senior" really is? At what age do we now become " seniors?" And for whose purpose do we become a "senior?" Personally I prefer to use the term "older adult" when I refer to our clientele at Spencer House. What do you think? Many "Senior Centres" west of Nova Scotia have changed their names to " Age and Opportunity Centres." They also serve a clientele base aged fifty plus, hardly "seniors." Pleae let me know what you think. Should we in Nova Scotia continue using the label "seniors," or do you have any suggestions for a new term? I would love to hear from you on this one. My e-mail address is af088@ccn·cs·dal·ca.

For those of you who are not familiar with Spencer House we are a seniors (there is that word again) drop in activity centre located at 5596 Morris Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1C2. Our phone number is (902) 421-6131. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4:30pm, and Saturdays 10am - 4:30pm. We serve a home cooked hot lunch at noon, Monday thru Friday; the cost is only $ 3.50 for members, and $ 4.00 for non-members.

Spencer House is a Public Access Terminal Site for older adults, for the Chebucto Community Net. This means that if you are an older adult you are welcome to drop in and use the computer, at no charge. You only need an account number with Chebucto, or you can log in as a guest until you set up your account number.

March Computer Workshops

Wednesday, March 13, Introduction To Computers, 1:30pm
This "hands on" workshop will cover the basics of operating a computer, and is suitable for those with no or little computer experience. Facilitator will be Mike Jennex of Computer Annex. Space is limited, call 421-6131 to register.
Wednesday, March 20, Introduction To Chebucto Community Net, 1:00 pm.
Space is limited so please register in advance by calling 421-6131. The facilitator will be Joe Baker.
I am sorry to report that Wednesday one-to-one internet support is not presently available at Spencer House. Volunteers Joe Baker and Judy Giles were wonderful help to us, and I am sorry they both have other time commitments for now. Thanks to both of you for all your help. Joe will continue to facilitate the Intro To Chubecto each month. Thanks Joe!

Please let me know if you, or someone you know is interested in providing one - to - one support, as a volunteer, a few hours per week at Spencer House. Wednesday Mornings seem to be a good morning, from 10-noon.

Other Events

Stop Smoking Program for Women, begins Tuesday, March 12. This unique program/support group runs Tuesdays and Thursday, 1-3pm, for six weeks, and is open to all age groups. No charge for members, non-members only $ 8.00. Facilitator if Joann Osborne. Call 421-6131 to register. St. Patrick's Day Party is Friday, March 15, at 2pm. Entertainment and refreshments. Members $ 2.00, non-members $ 3.00. Well that it for this month. Bye for now! Linda MacKenzie

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