April 10, 2013

Senior Briefs: April 10, 2013

Caregiver support groups to meet

PLATTSBURGH — A discussion group for all unpaid caregivers is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the United Way Building, 45 Tom Miller Road.

Another discussion group will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh.

In addition, a telephone support group is offered from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Caregivers may call 565-4543 or 565-4625 for more information.

The groups, offered by the Caregiver Resource Center/Respite Program, are a component of Behavioral Health Services North. They are open to anyone providing unpaid care to an aging family member or friend. New caregivers, friends and family are welcome. No appointment necessary.

Learn computer skills during new class

PLATTSBURGH — The Senior Citizen Computer Club of Clinton County is offering a two-day computer class in May entitled “Improving Your Skills Using the Word Processor.”

Computers will be available for use and practice during the class, which runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 15, at the Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.

Subjects to be covered are: setting margins, page orientation, saving work, setting fonts and choosing sizes, printing and learning easier and better ways to use the computer.

A donation of $1 to the senior center per class is recommended. Those interested may sign up for the class by calling the Senior Center at 563-6180 or Jean Schiffler at 643-8575. All are welcome.

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