March 25, 2016

SeniorNet Teaches Blue Cross Employees Computer Skills

March 25, 2016 | Little Rock SeniorNet recently offered two computer classes to a select group of employees at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Little Rock.

SeniorNet’s Little Rock chapter, part of the international, all-volunteer nonprofit organization, provides computer training to people ages 50 and up to enhance their computer skills and use of the Internet. SeniorNet is co-sponsored by the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, where its offices and classes are located.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield approached SeniorNet about teaching two classes over a four-week period to a small group of its employees. SeniorNet offered its Fundamentals for Beginners course, which is a basic introduction to computers for those without much previous experience, to seven employees. It offered its Introduction to Computers course, which is an intermediate course for those who have basic computer skills, to another eight employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

“Our instructors and coaches thoroughly enjoyed teaching the classes and both classes of students seemed to enjoy the classroom instruction,” said Diane Hughes, chairman of Little Rock SeniorNet. “We look forward to the possibility of offering additional classes on programs such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.”

SeniorNet’s regular classes meet in room 2156 of the Reynolds Institute on Aging. Eleven courses of instruction are offered on a rotating monthly basis for a small fee. Each course consists of 16 hours of hands-on training in a classroom with 9 computer stations. For more information, please visit