We are a friendly and inclusive club run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteer seniors. We cater to absolute beginners through to more experienced students, both in Parramatta and beyond. Courses cover a range of technology including computers, smart phones and tablets. We can help with programs such as Word, Excel and email, social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, and interests such as genealogy and digital photography.
Our members range in age from 55 through to learners well into their eighties. Some face the challenges of dealing with poor vision, hearing loss or deteriorating mobility but don’t allow these conditions to be a barrier to their learning. With a maximum of four students per class, we provide a fun and caring environment in which to build your skills. Our patient and supportive trainers are there to ensure every student can learn at their own pace.
Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors, affectionately known as ParraPals, welcomes all senior residents of Parramatta as well as any other seniors who can travel to our central location above the Parramatta Library or participate online via Zoom.
Our low-cost courses range in duration from two hours through to six hours, spread over one to three weeks.
In addition, we convene several User Groups and Special Interest Groups for members who wish to meet up regularly to continue developing their skills in a specific area. We also run events throughout the year which provide members with opportunities to relax and socialise in an informal setting.