North Campus to Offer Classes for Older Adults

Published 03.13.2012

Penn College at Wellsboro

Adults 55 and older who want to learn something new may enroll in noncredit classes being offered this spring at Pennsylvania College of Technology's North Campus near Wellsboro.

Computer Camp for Seniors will be held in the North Campus computer lab from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26. The instructor will lead participants through entertaining games, emailing friends and family, surfing the Internet, buying and selling merchandise on e-Bay, basic word-processing for letter-writing, and other enjoyable and practical applications. The class is fun and paced for the novice. The cost is $79.

Computer Camp for Seniors Part 2 will be held in the computer lab from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Wednesday, May 21 and 23. This is a continuation of the topics learned in the first class with the addition of social media websites, another fun way to connect with friends and family. The cost is $79.

Consider leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren by writing about your life experiences. Preserving Your Life Story is a class that will help you begin to write. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, May 10 to May 31. The course is for beginners, as well as those who have some writing experience. The cost is $85.

If you just want to have some fun and learn a new craft while getting those family photos out of the closet and into projects you can display, Intro to Scrapbooking for Seniors is for you. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 15. The cost is $25.

Classes are offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College and are developed specifically for seniors; however, adults of all ages are welcome to register.

The North Campus is located on Route 6 between Wellsboro and Mansfield. Convenient, street-level and handicap-accessible parking is available at the rear of the building.

To register or receive more information about the classes, or to learn more about the North Campus, call 570-724-7703.

For more about Penn College, visit online or call toll-free 800-367-9222.