Article posted on April 10, 2023
Computer Digital Literacy Program
On April 14, Dane Lloyd, MP will be joined by Mayors Acker, Gamble and Choy in the presentation of a cheque in the amount of $21,800 to the Lou Simon Village Association. The LSVA was founded in conjunction withthe opening of the Grove Seniors Village in 1992 to provide social, recreational and educational services to the resident seniors of the Village and those of the wider communities of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.
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Spruce Grove, April 14 — Today, Dane Lloyd, MP will be joined by Mayor Jeff Acker (Spruce Grove), Mayor Allan Gamble (Parkland County) and Mayor William Choy (Stony Plain) to present a Government of Canada New Horizon’s Program cheque to the Lou Simon Village Association as they announce their Computer Literacy for Seniors Project.
“Seniors without a basic level of skill in using computers are at a distinct disadvantage in today’s society” said Joe Acker, project manager. The Grove Seniors Village Housing Cooperative Ltd. is home to 135 seniors, many who have little ability to access the internet.
Many seniors suffer from social isolation and are limited in their ability to access health, leisure or even minimal shopping and personal care services. Often, even access to a car is denied them due to age and physical constraints. The Federal New Horizons for Seniors Program has provided $22,800 in funding for this year-long project to educate seniors in the use of computer equipment and to give them the skills to effectively use the internet.
“Contact with family and friends is so much easier with email and video conferencing,” said Diane, 73 who regularly connects with family in Australia. ‘It’s wonderful to see and speak with them using my computer or IPad”.
This Computer Literacy Program will combine regular drop-in seminars at the Village Clubhouse (#90, 101 Grove Drive) on a full range of computer technology hardware and software topics with an on-line self-paced instructional program via the www.grovevillage.ca website. High School work experience students will be recruited to assist in the delivery of the program and the development of course content. The program is open to all seniors in the Tri-Municipality area of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.
Founded in 1992, the Lou Simon Village Association was created to provide social, educational, and recreational opportunities to the resident seniors of the Grove Seniors Village and those of the surrounding area.
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Last Updated: Monday, April 10, 2023