Who are we?
Computer Pals for Seniors Epping Inc. is a community based Computer Club and is a
member of ASCCA, which is the recognised National Peak Body for seniors and technology.
You can find out more about ASCCA by going to our “Seniors Information” page. We
draw our members from the suburb of Epping and surrounding suburbs.
Epping is located in the north west of Sydney New South Wales, Australia and is 19
kilometres from the Sydney CBD.
We currently have 340 members and invite seniors to join us.
What we do?
As a Club for Seniors, we aim to achieve a friendly and social experience and have
the following stated objective:
"To create a pleasant and non-threatening learning environment for members to learn
to the extent that they require, or are able to achieve."
The Club has been fortunate to have had a team of experienced managers and administrators
on its committee, which has enabled it to be soundly established and operated from
the outset in 2000.
The Club has a large body of competent voluntary trainers and helpers, who have enabled
us to have fully structured training classes with written notes. Classes operate
for four to five days a week. We also have regular “Interest Groups” on a variety
of subject (see the “Interest groups” page.
Another very important activity of the Epping Computer Club is the Weekly Trainers'
and Helpers' Meeting, held each Friday afternoon. Usually about 20 people meet to
discuss problems with equipment or classes, to catch up on any housekeeping issues,
and to have afternoon tea and discuss ways we can all keep having fun with our computers
at the Epping Creative Centre. This regular meeting has fostered friendships among
the tutors and helpers – and we can never have too many friends at any age, can we?
Each month, on the 3rd Wednesday at 10.00 am, we have a General Meeting which is
attended by about 80 to 100 members. At these meetings we usually have a Guest Speaker
on a computer related topic, although sometimes our speakers are from the local community,
and speak on topics of general interest.
A donation of $2 covers your morning tea.