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3 Oct 2010

“Back to School” has new meaning for seniors this fall

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October 3, 2010 Category: Seniors Posted by:

Back to school has new meaning – and potential rewards – this fall for senior citizens interested in becoming savvy computer users.

OARC, the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp., is offering a free 10-week beginners class in computer basics for seniors (50+) at the Philadelphia Center
for Arts and Technology, 2111 Eastburn Avenue, in West Oak Lane.

The 90-minute classes will be held weekly beginning Tuesday, October 5th. The class starts at 12:30 pm, and will cover introductory topics such as how to
create a word-processing document, how to create and send an email, and how to access and explore the Internet.

Seniors who complete the course will possibly receive either a free personal computer or financial assistance in purchasing one.

“This is a great opportunity for our senior citizens to learn a new skill that has really become indispensible in today’s society,” said Jack Kitchen,
President and CEO of OARC, which supports PCAT. “It also gives seniors a chance to experience the dynamic PCAT environment.”

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PCAT is a collaborative community-based initiative in Northwest Philadelphia that uses the arts and technology to promote readiness for college and life.
Its programming focuses on low-income youth ages 14 to 21.

Support for the class was provided by the Enon Community Reinvestment Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. For more information, interested parties
should contact Karliss Akins, Assistant Program Manager for PCAT, at 267-297-6231 or [email protected]

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