Senior Planet San Antonio Events & Courses

Senior Planet offers a range of free 5- and 10-week digital technology courses that require advance registration, as well as weekly tech-themed events, workshops and lectures.  See the Events Calendar below for programming.

REGISTRATION

Registration for courses in San Antonio is currently active! To register for  courses please email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Waitlisted individuals will be notified of open seats in the first two weeks of the course.

The summer quarter will run from July 8th – September 20th

SENIOR PLANET COURSE SELECTION

This 5-week course covers the essentials of how to use the basic functions of a personal computer, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using a computer and the internet to enrich your life. We highly recommend that you follow Computer Essentials with Introduction to Digital Culture for PCs, which will offer additional practice.

Prerequisites: None. This course is designed for people who have never used a computer or have very little experience and want a solid introduction.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Computer Essentials 10/01/19 11/01/19 T/F 9:00 – 10:15 Bob Ross Cntr 2219 Babcock Rd, 78229
Computer Essentials 10/08/19 11/07/19 T/ F 10:15 – 11:30 Southside Lions Cntr 3303 Peacan Valley Dr. 78210
Computer Essentials 11/12/19 12/03/19 T/ F 10:15 – 11:30 Southside Lions Cntr 3303 Pecan Valley Dr. 78210
Computer Essentials 10/21/19 11/20/19 M/W 10:00 – 11:15 Claude Black Center 2805 Commerce, 78203
Computer Essentials 10/08/19 11/07/19 T/ Th 10:00 – 11:15 Wonderland Mall  4522 Frederickburge  78201

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This 5-week course will cover the essentials of how to use the popular Apple tablet. Learn how to navigate the Internet and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a basic foundation for using an iPad and the Internet to enrich your life. 

Computer experience prerequisite:  None. This course is designed for people who have never used an iPad or have very little experience and want a solid introduction.

Note: iPads will be provided for use at Senior Planet.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210.504.4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
IPAD Essentials 10/1 10/31 T/ Th 9:00-10:15 Northeast Senior Cntr 4135 Thousdand Oaks, 78217
IPAD Essentials 11/4 12/5 T/ Th 9:00-10:15 Northeast Senior Cntr 4135 Thousdand Oaks, 78217

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This 5-week course will cover the essentials of how to use the Chromebook. Learn how to navigate the Internet and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a basic foundation for using a Chrome device and the Internet to enrich your life.

Computer experience prerequisite:  None. This course is designed for people who have never used a Chromebook or have very little experience and want a solid introduction.

Note: Chromebooks will be provided for use at Senior Planet.

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Chrome Essentials 10/15 11/14 T/ TH 10:15-11:30 Southside Lions Cntr 3303 Pecan Valley, 78210
Chrome Essentials 10/8 11/7 T/ Th 1:00-2:00pm Wonderland Mall 4522 Fredricksburg Rd., 78201
Chrome Essentials 10/14 11/13 M/ W 1:00-2:15 Conviva DeLeon Cntr 9727 Poteet Jourdanton, 78211
Chrome Essentials 10/15 11/14 T/ TH 1:00-2:15 Presa Community Cntr 3721 S. Presa St., 78210
Chrome Essentials 10/15 11/14 T/ TH 10:15-11:30 Southside Lions Cntr 3303 Pecan Valley, 78210

 

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:


Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This PC-based course expands on the concepts and skills taught in the Computer Basics course and covers use of the Internet as an everyday resource for practical and enriching activities for socialization, entertainment and life-management. You’ll learn about social networking, online shopping, online banking, health management, entertainment, and how to use the Internet for different types of research. You’ll also learn the basics of social networking, how to protect your personal information, and ways to explore and cultivate your interests online. This course is a good opportunity to raise your comfort level and expand your ability to use computers to improve and enrich your daily life.


Computer experience prerequisite: Some comfort with using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Beyond Basics 10/08 12/12 T/ F 10:15-11:30 Bob Ross Cntr 2219 Babcock Rd, 78229

 

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

The goal of this intensive 10-week course is to help you get your small business off the ground. In this course you will design a logo, learn the basics of branding and social media marketing, list your products or services online, and start a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds. This course is most appropriate for small business owners and those who already have a business idea.

Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable using a PC to navigate websites, search for information on the internet, and upload and download files.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Start Up 10/02/19 12/06/19 W/F 2:30 – 3:45 Northeast Senior Cntr 4135 Thousand Oaks, 78217

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This 5-week course explores the growing role of the internet in everyday life. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to connect more easily, avoid scams and fraud, identify reliable health resources, and virtually attend cultural events and museum exhibits. In other words, you will have a better understanding of digital culture! This course will also give you the chance to meaningfully practice skills that you learned in a Basics or Essentials course.

Prerequisites: This course is taught on the Chromebook, which is a type of laptop. You should have already taken Chrome Basics or Chrome Essentials, or be somewhat comfortable using any laptop with a trackpad. You must also have an email address.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Intro to Digital Culture 10/07/19 11/20/19 M/W 1:00 – 2:15
CHRC 321 Gen. McMullen, 78237
Intro to Digital Culture 11/06/19 12/04/19 W/ F 10:15 – 11:15
Sol Cntr 300 Bushnell, 78212
Intro to Digital Culture 10/09/19 11/07/19 W/ Th 9:15-10:30 Kenwood Com. Cntr 305 Dora, 78212

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This 5-week course will take you through many of the most popular social media tools used worldwide by internet users of all ages, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. It gives an introduction to the platforms so that you can learn more about the way they are changing the way we communicate with each other.

Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable using a laptop to navigate websites and search for information on the internet.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Social Media 10/02/19 11/01/19 W/F 1:00 – 2:15 Northeast Senior Cntr 4135 Thousand Oaks, 78217

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This five-week course will meet three times a week* and cover the essentials of healthy aging. It is for those who are new to wellness and exercise. You’ll use an iPad to learn about different resources for physical activity, diet, and stress management. Movements sessions each week will help you gain body awareness and learn exercises to stay fit. By the end of the course, you’ll have a basic foundation for using the iPad and an understanding of how lifestyle choices affect your well being. *May meet twice a week in some locations.

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for someone who is new to wellness and exercise. You must have an email address that you use. You should also be somewhat comfortable navigating websites and searching for information on the internet.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for courses email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

 

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
Fitness Essentials 10/01 10/31 T/ Th 10:45-12:00 YMCA Walzem  5538 Walzem Rd, 78218
Fitness Essentials 11/07 12/02 M/ Th 11:30-12:30 Humana Guidance Cntr 950 Gen. McMullen, 78237

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for courses email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

This 10-week course aims to empower older adults as changemakers by teaching key leadership skills and strengthening analytical abilities. You will improve your online research skills, collaborate through Google docs and calendar, and use Twitter and other civic tech to reach elected representatives. At the same time, you’ll explore conflict management, increase your self-awareness, and improve your communication skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to combine your technology and advocacy skills to develop a campaign for social change. Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable using a computer to navigate websites and search for information on the internet.

Prerequisite: Basic use of internet searches, email use, and a passion for community change/ civic engagement.

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

Schedule:

Course Start Date End Date Days Time Address
ACTivate 10/16 12/20 W/F 11:30-12:30 West End Senior Cntr 1226 18th St., 78207

Now enrolling people 60 years and older. To register for a course email dgreer@oats.org or call 210-504-4862.

En este curso de computadoras personales (PC), aprenderá los fundamentos esenciales para usar una computadora personal y cómo navegar en la internet en diferentes formas que enriquecerán su vida.

Prerrequisitos: Ninguno.

Para Mas Información, Por Favor Llame a: 210.504-4862 or email: dgreer@oats.org.

Horario:

Clase Fecha de Comienzo Fecha Final Dias de Clases Hora Direccion
Conceptos Esenciales de la Computadora 10/07 11/07 M/ TH 12:30-11:45 Alica Lopez Senior Center 8353 Culebra Rd., 78251
Conceptos Esenciales de la Computadora 10/08 11/07 T/ Th 10:00-11:15 Elvira Cisneros Senior Cntr 517 SW Military Dr., 78221

Para Mas Información, Por Favor Llame a: 210.504-4862 or email: dgreer@oats.org