SeniorNet gives older adults an opportunity to get on the Internet and learn more about communication and information technology. It is a voluntary organisation for people over the age of 50 who would like to learn more about computers and what they can do, from word-processing through to surfing the internet. Mobile phones is also a high priority for tuition.
Many older people may feel they’re being left behind by technology and the computer age. SeniorNet brings them together with computers in a friendly, fun and stress-free way.
Throughout New Zealand SeniorNet has established Learning Centres in which classes are offered on a wide variety of computer topics, to meet the needs of the members by using voluntary teachers in the same age group, many of whom have graduated from the same courses, encouraging members to learn computer skills at their own pace.
There are over 100 SeniorNet groups established throughout New Zealand and each Learning Centre is run by a management team who organise all aspects of their own Learning Centre.
The Federation of Seniornet Societies was established in 2006 to support the learning activities with resources and funding.