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SeniorNet has enriched my life

SeniorNet has enriched my life

By Noeline Taylor

Join SeniorNet at least that is what the article said. As a rather inexperienced user of the computer these words caught my eye. Bravely I rang the number given and was immediately asked if I would like to tutor. Panic!! However this was soon sorted out and I attended the next meeting.

It wasn’t long before I found myself in a class for using the word processor, and, after eight lessons I felt competent enough to agree to be an assistant tutor. Oh what a learning curve that was! There is no better way to learn a program than to assist in teaching it. Gradually I gained in confidence until I felt, able after the first year, to become the lead tutor in the course. I continued in this way, for about another year until I was an experienced SeniorNet tutor.

SeniorNet of course does not only teach wordprocessing, and I signed up for and undertook other courses such as file and folder management, spreadsheets (at which I was no good at all) Using the Internet and Using a Genealogy program. As I was a hobby genealogist I found this latter course of great assistance and have now graduated to teaching it at SeniorNet. Other courses that were available and caught my attention and attendance were photography and graphics. I am not gifted at either of these but I did enjoy them.

Our local branch of SeniorNet frequently does tutorials on subjects of interest to its members. Usually these subjects do not warrant a course as a demonstration of how to do the various things covered is of assistance to members, eg How to use Google, WinZip, Voice Recognition, Facebook and even How to text on your cellphone.

Every month, we have a meeting for all members of our branch. This allows the members to meet and mix and allows the committee to inform us of matters concerning the club. We have very interesting guest speakers and often a short address by one of the club members on something that is of interest to them. Many members take the opportunity to lunch together after the meeting is over. It is fun.

SeniorNet has enriched my life, enlarged my circle of friends and allowed me to help others. I just cannot wait to see what exciting subjects they will offer us in the future.

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Software

Software

Microsoft Software            Adobe SoftwareOrder directly online any current Microsoft or Adobe software and purchase at near wholesale prices, saving at least 30% off normal retail prices. The software will delivered directly to your home, often within 48 hours of placing the order. Simply click onto the Microsoft logo, Adobe Logo or View More button and you will be transferred to the site showing details of how to order and a current pricelist of the software. Only the popular software has been listed, so if the software you are looking for is not listed just enquire.

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Magazines

Magazines

ACP MediaPopular new Zealand magazines delivered to you home at a huge discount. ACP Media Ltd has kindly made available the is exclusive offer to members of the SeniorNet Federation, check out the discounts on the table below then call 0800MAGSHOP (0800 624 7467) to order. You will need to quote 307SNSNZ to get the SeniorNet member?s pricing.

12 Months SeniorNet Subscriptions Rate Card
Title – Consumer Term (months) No. of Issues Cover Price Full Retail SeniorNet Rates Discount Off Retail
Australian Women’s Weekly 12 12 $7.00 $84.00 $58.80 30%
Cleo 12 12 $7.20 $86.40 $71.71 17%
Fashion Quarterly 12 4 $10.00 $40.00 $34.80 13%
Home New Zealand 12 6 $10.00 $60.00 $45.00 25%
Metro 12 10 $9.50 $95.00 $66.50 30%
North & South 12 12 $8.20 $98.40 $67.90 31%
Next 12 12 $8.00 $96.00 $67.20 30%
Taste 12 11 $6.20 $68.20 $47.06 31%
Your Home & Garden 12 12 $7.40 $88.80 $59.50 33%
Womens Day 12 52 $4.10 $213.20 $149.24 30%
Little Treasures 12 6 $6.50 $39.00 $21.84 44%
Good Health 12 12 $7.50 $90.00 $55.80 38%
Lucky Break 12 51 $2.90 $147.90 $118.32 20%
Top Gear NZ 12 12 $9.50 $114.00 $76.38 33%
Farm Trader 12 12 $5.00 $60.00 $47.50 21%
Trade A Boat 12 12 $8.20 $98.40 $65.00 34%
NZ Motorcycle Trader & News 12 12 $8.20 $98.40 $65.00 34%
NZ Motohomes 12 12 $7.20 $86.40 $52.50 39%
Deals on Wheels 12 12 $6.00 $72.00 $55.00 24%

Magazines

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Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware

PB Tech

12,000 products and a complete range of Computer Systems, Printers, Software, and the latest technology?.. in fact everything to do with computers. PB Technologies is certainly a superstore for computers. Significant discounts can be made by Federation SeniorNet Learning Centres and their members.

A special website has been constructed just for SeniorNet which automatically applies discounts to all their listed items except “clearouts” simply click onto the PB Technologies Logo above to take you to the site. When you get to the site you will need to enter the:

login: grant@seniornet.co.nzpassword: 55qc4tPlease note PB Technologies have branches in Takapuna, Hamilton, Wellington, and Dunedin, but at this time, the discounts only apply through their Penrose store, or by ordering online.

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Food for your computer

Food for your computer

Computer Food

Computer Food was formed in 1996 to be a discount supplier of:

  • Ink and Toner Cartridges – both original OEM and a wide range of reliable, low priced compatible cartridges.
  • A wide variety of Photo papers including NZ’s lowest priced range
  • CD and DVD Media
  • Flash Cards for Digital Camera’s, Cell phones and MP3 players

Ordering can be done by phone or through its popular and easy to use web site www.consumables.co.nz.

For SeniorNet Federation members we offer a discount of 5% off all our already discounted Ink & Toner cartridges, Paper and Media – even discounting items already on special. We deliver them Freight free to anywhere in New Zealand.

To order with this discount all you need to do is call our Free Phone line 0800 003663 and just mention you are a Member of the SeniorNet Federation.

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PrinterHQ

PrinterHQ

PrinterHQ

PrinterHQ

PrinterHQ specialises in supplying refurbished Ex Lease Laser Printers and consumables. We specialise in HP, Lexmark and Fuji Xerox Laser printers.

The company has been in operation since 1995. When you purchase a Laser printer from us, it will be backed by our multi-point pre-purchase check, refurbished to near new condition and receive our 120 day hassle free warranty.

Purchasers of these printers receive substantial savings over the cost of purchasing a new printer and secure many years of sustainable and cost effective printing as well. Most of the printers we sell have done a very low page count, are usually only 3 years or less old, and yet we will sell then for about 10-15% of the original price.

We support a network of experienced printer repair technicians across New Zealand, who are able to assist you with any printer issues may have.

You are also welcome to call our free helpline on 0800 225505 if you require assistance, with analysing a problem you may have with your printer.

We can also supply Toner, cables and additional trays when required.

Log on to our website PrinterHQ.co.nz and view the range of Laser Printers available. These prices include GST.

Senior Net clients can receive a 10% discount on any purchase of a Laser Printer when mentioning that they heard about us through SeniorNet. Sorry, this discount does not apply to Toners and Inkjet consumables. These prices are already low and the listed web price includes GST and free delivery throughout New Zealand.

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SeNCit

SeNCit

SeNCit Provides “Caring” Solution for the New Zealand Elderly
A new compact multi-function care monitoring device

A revolutionary, cost-effective and unique multi-care monitoring device, SeNCit is available online in the New Zealand market place.

SeNCit is a small, discreet monitoring device that helps you know when an individual may have had a fall or become incapacitated – without them having to raise the alarm.

It does this by monitoring movement in the home and, if no movement is detected when there should be, SeNCit will send a text message to your mobile phone so you can call to make sure everything is well.

SeNCit is available in the United Kingdom and is already a proven leader in the market. Its UK founders, Helen and Mark Bates, created this affordable piece of technology to offer an innovative solution to the aged care market and their families.

SeNCit New Zealand, who distributes SeNCit in Australasia like their UK counterparts believe this sophisticated technology, will significantly help the elderly, who are not getting any formal support lead independent lives in their own homes.

CEO, John Green says, “Nowadays, more families of the elderly are living away from their parents. This makes it increasingly difficult for them to be available to monitor their health closely. SeNCit now provides a solution to this problem, by alerting families or other relatives via a text message.”

“Because you can’t always be there.”

SeNCit is easy to install and can simply be attached to wall in a high traffic area within the home, like a hallway

SeNCit

With flexible, personalised settings, SeNCit will text nominated friends or relatives in the following situations:

  • No movement detected within the home when there should be.
  • When in security mode if movement is detected with in the house
  • Should the ambient temperature become too COLD or too HOT within the home
  • If there is a mains power cut or the SeNCit unit is unplugged
  • All Ok message that SeNCit is active with an update of all monitored conditions

Because alarm messages are sent directly to a carer’s mobile phones time delay is minimal.

SeNCit

SeNCit is available for purchase from $599 with free delivery, a pre-installed Vodafone Sim card and a low monthly communication cost of $15.00 per month on a 24 month contract.

SeN-Cit + D with wireless door sensor is $749 with free delivery a pre-installed Vodafone Sim card and a low monthly communication cost of $15.00 per month on a 24 month contract.

For more information visit, www.sencitmonitor.com, to purchase call 0800 4 SENCIT(0800 736 248) or email contact@sencitmonitor.com (be sure to say you are a member of SeniorNet)

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OPEN DAY AT SENIORNET NELSON

OPEN DAY AT SENIORNET NELSON

OPEN DAY AT SENIORNET NELSONEvery year Seniornet Nelson holds an Open day early in February. It is always held on a Saturday between 10am – 1 pm. A lot of preparation goes into making the day a success.

This year was no different. The weather was fine and sunny, the preparation was complete and the crowds turned up in their numbers to find out about SeniorNet.

The SeniorNet hall was set up with 6 members meeting and greeting arrivals. Some were our own members wanting to find out more about what courses they should take but most were people who wanted to keep up with today’s technology who either did not how to use a computer or wanted to up skill.

Tables were set up in the hall. Our treasurer and her assistant wrote receipts for new members, our Course coordinator and her assistant then put the new members into Meet and Greet sessions where they find out more about Nelson SeniorNet. Other members and tutors in the hall and the Learning Centre demonstrated our website and our courses and workshops. We also had tables and plenty of chairs around the hall for a cup of tea and a chat.

OPEN DAY AT SENIORNET NELSONThe day was very busy. As usual some people did not wait for the opening time but arrived before 9.30a.m.. We were ready for them because it happens every year so we are always ready for a 9.30 start. By 12.30pm our committee members, tutors and other volunteers, over 30 altogether, were pleased to see the crowd drop off. We all breathed a sigh of relief when we were able to shut the doors at 1pm.

Fifty six new members were signed up on the day which was 6 more than last year. Many others also took membership application forms away, some of which will be completed and returned in the coming weeks. There was a lot of talking and some of us were quite hoarse by the end. Our total membership has increased to 657.

This is only the start of the year. We now have to assimilate our new members into the fold. That means about seven Meet and Greet sessions, (every new member must attend a Meet & Greet), and lots of Introduction and refresher courses.

The year has started with a bang at Nelson SeniorNet and most of committee and tutors wouldn’t want it any other way.