Senior Planet Montgomery Course Information

Senior Planet Montgomery offers a range of free 5- and 10-week digital technology courses for people age 60 and up at various locations in Montgomery County. Most courses meet twice per week, and class size is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required for all of our multi-week courses.

For lectures and other open sessions, check our events calendar.

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Course Descriptions & Schedule

Fall 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Fall courses will begin at the end of September and run until December 21st.

Click on each class name below to view the course description, schedule, and registration information.

Get an introduction to the popular Apple tablet. With hands-on support, you’ll learn the basics of the iPad and how to use it to browse the web, use email, download apps, watch video, take pictures, connect online and more. iPads will be provided for use in class.

Prerequisites: None. This course is appropriate for absolute beginners!

Schedule

Long Branch Senior Center
To register, call 240-777-6579.

October 10th – December 19th
Mondays & Wednesdays
10:00am – 11:15am
This course is full! Please register for a different session.

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
To register, call 240-777-8085.

October 12th – December 21st
Tuesdays & Fridays

Option A:
10:45am – 12:00pm
This course is full! Please register for a different session.

Option B:
12:45pm – 2:00pm

This iPad-based course expands on the concepts and skills taught in iPad Basics 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 iPads to improve and enrich your daily life.

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for those who have already taken iPad Basics, or are familiar with the iPad. You should be comfortable using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Schedule

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
To register, call 240-777-8085.

October 12th – December 21st
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:30pm – 3:45pm

This course will explore how technology impacts society and how we interact with one another. You’ll learn in-depth how to use popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and explore how technology is changing how we read the news, manage our health information, and interact with the world around us. Other topics include: scrapbooking with Pinterest, meeting people online, finding social events online, using online travel sites, using the Internet for fundraising and social change, finding volunteer opportunities in your community, and more!

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for those who have already taken iPad Basics, or are familiar with the iPad. You will need your own email address and should be comfortable using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Schedule

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
To register, call 240-777-8085.

October 12th – December 21st
Tuesdays & Fridays
9:00am – 10:15am

Learn about smart financial habits, introduce yourself to online resources, develop skills to help manage your money, reduce spending, and help identify income opportunities outside the traditional workforce. By the end of this course, participants will have the know-how to maximize their incomes, make a budget, do online price comparison, and leverage online resources to save money and earn extra income.

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for those who have already familiar with computers. You must have your own email address and be able to use email comfortably, navigate websites and search for information on the Internet.

Schedule

Gilchrist Center Wheaton
To register, call 240-277-6756.

October 22nd – December 20th
Mondays & Thursdays
10:00am – 11:15am

This 5-week course offers a guide on how to assimilate to digital culture. It focuses on the practical and meaningful application of basic iPad skills. Participants will explore how to use online resources in their everyday lives and the many ways digital culture can meaningfully impact their lives. By the end of this course, participants will know how to connect more easily, avoid scams and fraud, identify reliable resources for health research, and virtually attend cultural events and museum exhibits.

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for those who have already taken iPad Basics, or are familiar with the iPad. You will need your own email address and should be comfortable using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Schedule

Long Branch Library
To register, call 240-753-0676.

September 25th – October 26th
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:45pm – 4:00pm

Obtenga una introducción a la popular tableta de Apple. Con nuestro enfoque práctico, Ud. va a aprender lo básico del iPad y cómo usarlo para navegar el internet, mandar correos electrónicos, obtener apps, mirar videos, tomar fotos, conectarse al internet, y más. Los iPads serán provistos para usar en clase.

Prerrequisitos: Ninguno.

Schedule

Long Branch Senior Center
Llama al 240-777-6975 para registrarte.

Octubre 10th – Diciembre 19th
Lunes y Miércoles
11:30am – 12:45pm

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