Meals on Wheels Rockland

We Provide "Much More Than A Meal"

Adult Learning Center

Bringing Computer Skills to Adults

The Adult Learning Center of Rockland is a program of Meals on Wheels which administered by volunteers whose goal is to bring computing skills to adults, and for those adults who may be somewhat "intimidated" about using a computer we will eliminate those fears. Using a computer can be "FUN"! The courses are designed for students who prefer a slower-paced approach to learning. To this end, each class has a maximum of eight students and is taught by an instructor who is assisted by two coaches who aid the student as he/she learns. Each student has the use of an individual PC while in the class. Most classes are scheduled for four consecutive weeks for two hours each week and are given in the morning and afternoons to fit the student's needs.

Course Offerings

Basic Skills
Develop familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard before advancing to the Introduction to Computers course.
Sessions: 1   -   Course Fee: $15

Introduction to Computers
This course provides an introduction to using a computer, some word processing, accessing the internet and using e-mail.
Sessions: 6   -   Course Fee: $60   -   Manual: $15

Microsoft Word:
This course teaches the basic skills of word processing using Microsoft Word. It includes typing and editing simple documents, formatting characters, words, paragraphs, and pages.
Sessions: 4   -   Course Fee: $40   -   Manual: $15

Microsoft Excel:
This course teaches the basic skills of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. It includes manipulating rows and columns and input data and formulae into cells
Sessions: 4   -   Course Fee: $40   -   Manual: $15

You will learn how to use this simple photo editing software. This free software from Google enables you to perform rudimentary digital manipulation of images.
Sessions: 4   -   Course Fee: $40   -   Manual: $15

Tracing Your Roots with Genealogy
Using Family Tree Maker, you will learn how to start a family file. You will gain experience entering information, showing relationships, adding pictures and sound and printing reports. On-line searches of standard and genealogy sources are part of the course.
Sessions: 8   -   Course Fee: $60

You will learn how to use an iPad and change settings to suite your needs
Sessions: 1   -   Course Fee: $20

Computer Maintenance
You will learn how to delete unnecessary files and improve the performance of your computer. Microsoft updates, backing up data, and internet security will also be covered.
Sessions: 1   -   Course Fee: $20

How to Use a Digital Camera
This course covers the basic skills of operating a digital camera. You will also learn how to transfer images from the camera to the computer.
Sessions: 1   -   Course Fee: $20

Open Session
Come to our Open Session with questions on your course material or your computer. We are available to help you on the first Thursday of the month between 1:00 - 3:00 pm.


Eileen Herkes

Phone: (845) 623-5467


121 West Nyack Road,
Nanuet, NY 10954


Day Dates Class
Tue AM May 13 Pre-Intro (Windows 8)
Mon AM May 19 - Jun 30 Introduction (Windows 7)
Mon PM May 19 - Jun 9 Excel
Tue AM May 20 - Jun 10 Word
Tue PM May 20 - Jun 25 Introduction (Windows 8)
Wed AM May 21 - Jun 25 Introduction (Windows 7)
Wed PM May 21 - Jun 11 Picasa
Thu AM May 22 - Jun 26 Genealogy
Thu AM May 22 & May 29 iPads and
Fri AM May 23 Windows 8
for Win XP
or Win 7
Fri AM Jun 6 Digital
Fri AM Jun 20 Computer
Thu PM First Thu
of Month
Open House

AM - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PM - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

* Schedule subject to change

Non-Computer Courses

For those students who are interested in a diverse array of courses other than computer skills we encourage you to investigate those offered by the LIU Learning Collabrative. Courses include literature, religion, elder law, music and much more.

For additional information about the LIU courses, visit Select Continuing Education-Learning Collabrative or call (845)-359-7200, extension 5434.

Programs funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Rockland County Office for the Aging, donations, grants and fees. A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland or from the NY State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attention: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.