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Hunterdon County Senior Center Computer Lab

SENIOR CENTER
Route 31 County Complex
4 Gauntt Place - Building #1
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900
908-788-1359
scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us
 
County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey
Directions to the Hunterdon County Senior Center
SEPTEMBER - 2014

COMPUTER ACTIVITIES
FOR SENIORS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

 

Our computer lab is beautiful, spacious and well-appointed. If you are not registered for an activity this month, you may want to drop into Open Lab on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 or just stop in for a tour of the facility.

Below is a list of the latest offerings by the Hunterdon County Senior Center. Space is limited & registration is required where indicated. If you’d like to register please email Scott Crabtree, Computer Lab Coordinator

If you provide us with your email address, we'll be happy to update you with new activities as they are scheduled.

Computer Activities at the Senior Center are open to all Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over. Check out our new Activities Catalog.

 

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

OPEN LAB (UNASSISTED)

The Computer Lab is available to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over who wish to use a computer independently to practice class lessons, browse the Web, write a letter or access their web-based email.  Open Lab sessions are a great way to improve your computer skills because practice makes perfect!  Open Lab time is scheduled between class sessions Monday through Friday.  Open Lab participants must be eligible, registered members of the Senior Center Computer Lab. 

Please check the current Computer Activity Calendar for available days and times or call 908-788-1359.

MONDAYS:

HELP DESK Q&A (ASSISTED)
Mondays 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Help Desk supplements computer classes by providing answers to your computer questions beyond the scope of a class lesson.  Computer Lab Volunteers are on duty to help guide you through various computer related tasks.  Stop by the Senior Center Computer Lab any Monday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm. 

Eligible participants may bring their laptop or tablet computers to the Help Desk.  Please note that Help Desk cannot repair damaged equipment or clean virus infected computers.  Help Desk is open to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over. 

Pre-registration is not required.  Seating is limited and service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

For more information about the Computer Lab Help Desk, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

TUESDAYS:

FACEBOOK BASICS FOR ACCOUNTHOLDERS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Tuesday, September 30TH / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Facebook Basics is a lesson designed for users who have managed to create a Facebook account, but not much else.  Now that you have a presence on Facebook, let us help you with the most common features including: how to customize your profile; find people on Facebook; share photos and messages; how to use newsfeeds, walls and chat.  Take charge of your Facebook profile!  Learn strategies of personal information management and social networking with security in mind.

*Prerequisite: Ownership of a Facebook account and basic skills with computers and internet
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person. 
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class. 
For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

WEDNESDAYS:

APPLE IPAD TABLET BASICS FOR CURRENT USERS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, September 10th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tablet computers have been in the marketplace for four years and they have quickly outpaced the sales of other types of personal computers. The Apple iPad has become such a popular choice in tablets, we often say “iPad” when referring to a tablet of any brand!  If you currently own or use an Apple iPad tablet, there’s no doubt you have questions.  This presentation will help you understand the traits inherent to all tablets such as wifi and cellular connectivity, touch screens, go-anywhere portability and use of “apps”.  We’ll also spotlight the features which make the Apple iPad unique among other brands of tablet computers.  This is a hands-on lesson.  Please bring your Apple iPad to class!

*Prerequisite: Current owners or users of Apple iPad tablets who
possess a basic understanding of computers and internet.   
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person. 
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class. 
For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

ANDROID TABLET BASICS FOR CURRENT USERS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, September 17th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

The universe of tablets and tablet computers can be divided into two groups: Android and Apple.  Those buying the more expensive Apple tablets often go to Apple training sessions.  Android customers are not as fortunate and often struggle in the early weeks of ownership. The purpose of this talk is to ease the learning curve on an Android tablet by introducing some basic information.  Most of the discussion will also be helpful to those having “smartphones” since they are often based on Android too.  This is a hands-on lesson.  Please bring your Android tablet to class!

*Prerequisite: Current owners or users of Android tablets who
possess a basic understanding of computers and internet.
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person.
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class.
For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

INTRO TO TABLET COMPUTERS: GOOGLE ANDROID VS. APPLE iOS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, September 24th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Are you planning the purchase of your first new tablet computer?  You’ll notice there are dozens of brands (hardware) from which to choose (Amazon, Samsung, Apple).  However, there are only a few choices of mobile operating systems (software). 

Apple iOS is only available on iPad Tablets.  Google Android is available on most other brands such as Samsung Galaxy, Amazon Kindle and Google Nexus.  Your first decision involves choosing between Google Android and Apple iOS.  This demonstration offers a feature-by-feature comparison of both types of tablet computer.  Learn which version is most popular, compatible, customizable and user-friendly.  More importantly, this presentation will help you understand which tablet computer best suits your needs. 

Whether you plan to replace your desktop or laptop or merely supplement your computer experience with a new tablet, please join us for Tablets: Apple iOS vs. Google Android.

*Prerequisite: basic skills with computers and internet
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person.
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class.
For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

THURSDAYS:

COMPUTER BASICS* (FOUR SESSION CLASS)
Thursdays, September 18th – October 9th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

This is your lesson if you're just getting started with computers.  Emphasis placed on using computer mouse/touchpad, keyboard and terminology.  Learn how to navigate within Windows 7 and get an overview of programs, folders and file management.  Plus, an introduction to web browsing and internet safety will be provided.  

Don't put it off another moment!

*Prerequisite: none
Pre-registration required by phone or in-person. 
Suggested fee is $10 per person to be made day of class.
For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

FRIDAYS:

HELP DESK Q&A (ASSISTED)
Mondays & Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Help Desk supplements computer classes by providing answers to your computer questions beyond the scope of a class lesson.  Computer Lab Volunteers are on duty to help guide you through various computer related tasks.  Stop by the Senior Center Computer Lab any Monday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm. 

Eligible participants may bring their laptop or tablet computers to the Help Desk.  Please note that Help Desk cannot repair damaged equipment or clean virus infected computers.  Help Desk is open to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over. 
Pre-registration is not required.  Seating is limited and service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about the Computer Lab Help Desk, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

COMPUTER SOCIAL*
Friday, September 26th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The “Social” is a monthly gathering of computer users who participate in the Computer Activities Program at the Senior Center.  We welcome and encourage the attendance of new members.  The Social begins with a status report of the Computer Activities Program Then we open the floor for a question and answer session about all things computer and technology.  We occasionally demonstrate new computer gadgets and software or talk about technology making headline news.  Feel free to bring a bag lunch and we'll provide the coffee, tea and sweets. 

*If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by calling Scott at 908-788-1359.

Download:
September 2014
Calendar


NOTES:

Registration is required for activities where indicated (most activities are limited to 6 students)

For Information and
to Register for Activities:

Please email
Scott Crabtree,
Computer Lab Coordinator
or call
(908) 788-1359

REMINDERS


COMPUTER SOCIAL
September 26th, 2014

 

ROTATING ACTIVITIES
  • Computer Basics
  • File Management
  • CD/DVD Basics
  • Digital Photography
  • Internet
  • Email
  • Power point
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • Internet Security
  • PC Buyer’s Guide
  • Computer Maintenance

 

 

 

 



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