Please call in advance to sign up for the free Senior Planet Exploration Center workshops and other events listed below by calling our hotline 646-590-0615.

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  1. Phyllis says:

    I would love to learn how to set up a data base for our all-volunteer NORC organization on the UWS. Is there a class for this? Can anyone help?

  2. natalie andersen says:

    It is now April.Do you have a wchedule?

    • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

      Hi Natalie,you can see the schedule by clicking here. (The link is also in the calendar.)

  3. Elizabeth Andricos says:

    I’m so happy to have found your center. I want to register for a computer class. Do I just show up at the center on April 8th.
    I cannot thank you enough for this service you’re providing.

    • Kimberly says:

      Yes, please come visit anytime M-F 9-4. Courses are filling up quickly but we have a lot of great things to offer and can tell you about them!

  4. Lost In Time says:

    Help! I feel like Rip Van Winkle after he woke up. I don’t know anything about cell phones, ipads, tablets, itunes, or any of the other gizmos people are talking about. And, I’m not Amish.

    • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

      Hi Lost in Time, you’re welcome to come by the Senior Planet Exploration Center at 127 West 25th Street, if you’re in NYC, and try out some of those gizmos. We’ll even show you how to use them. Even if you were Amish. Click here for more info if you’d like.

  5. Deadline says:

    Do you offer computer maintenance instruction? For instance, I frequently get messages about speeding up my computer by disabling some of my start-ups and add-ons, but I can’t figure out which ones I can do without. Thank you.

  6. garrett97 says:

    What is the fee?

    • Kimberly says:

      Dear Garret – we are run by a nonprofit and just opened recently, so all of our programs are currently free-of-charge and you are welcome to come in for an orientation!

  7. waynetusa says:

    How about free beginner computer use classes? Perhaps in Chinese and Spanish in adition to english..

    • Kimberly says:

      Dear Waynetusa – We do offer our Basic Course in Spanish all around NYC and will most likely also be offering that at Senior Planet in April. We don’t have our cirriculum translated into Chinese (yet!) but we have a great event coming up in April that will be for our Chinese languages-speaking members – stay tuned for updates!

  8. Pacco says:

    What time is Facebook Fridays? I do not see it listed above…

    • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

      Hi Pacco, Facebook Fridays is from 11am to noon at the Exploration Center (we’ll be adding it to this calendar soon). Please RSVP by calling 646-590-0615. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

  9. Maureen says:

    Will you ever have beginning design, Photoshop or web-blog building classes.
    I could work from my home with these skills
    or do meaningful volunteer work.

    • Kimberly says:

      Maureen, those are all great ideas. Of course we will keep those in mind as we expand our offerings and will let you know! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  10. Kimberly says:

    NOTE: The correct phone number for the Senior Planet Exploration Center is:
    Sorry about the confusion!

  11. Pacco says:

    Am i a registered member? I think I am…Do i just show up for the orientation?

    • Kimberly says:

      Dear Pacco, Just come visit us any time! We’ve blocked some time to do orientation tours in the morning and afternoon, but you can really drop by any time, we’ll make sure you’re registered and get you involved in something fun and interesting that’s happening! Hope to see you soon! Kimberly

  12. Roxansina says:

    Have you considered offering a Foreign Language to help boost memory.

    • Kimberly says:

      That’s a great idea! We’d love to get our hands on Rosetta Stone.. until then, we’ll start forming some language clubs… Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ¿Hablas español?

    • Loretta says:

      Great Work!!!!!!

      Will Skype be offered again?


      • Kimberly says:

        Thanks Loretta! Yes, we will try to offer Skype workshops on a regular basis, and we have two dedicated Skype stations so if you ever want to come in to use the, you would be more than welcome! (Someone will always be there who can help set you up or assist if you need it)

  13. Harvey Mesnikoff says:

    I would like to know how to use Facebook. I am registered with Facebook and have no idea how to use it.

    • Kimberly says:

      We’d be happy to help! We’ll have a group on Fridays called “Facebook Fridays” and that is just an informal group and can give you a jumpstart. We also teach Social Networking classes fairly regularly so that might be an option for you too… Also, we have great tech coaches here who can help walk you through some steps during “Tech Talk” hours. We hope this helps!

  14. Gloria Vanterpool says:

    Do you teach Power Point ?

    • Kimberly says:

      Not formally right now, but there seems to be a lot of interest. We can certainly have someone help walk you through the program or answer your questions during out “Tech Talk” hours. Stop by and we’ll do our best!

      • Maureen McGovern says:

        In design would be wonderful to learn.
        Thanks for reaching out.
        Maureen McGovern