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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
AUGUST - 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 all Hunterdon County residents age 60
and over who are able to use a computer independently to practice class lessons, browse the Web, write a letter or access 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.  Available times change month to month. 

Please check the current Computer Activity Calendar for more information 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

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

TUESDAYS:

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WEDNESDAYS:

INTRO TO TEXTING FEATURING “DUMB” & “SMART” PHONES*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, August 6th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

“TXTing” is a feature on most “dumb” cell phones and all “smart” cell phones. 
It’s a very convenient method of communication.  Texting eliminates the biggest talk
phone problem: what if the other party is busy or away?  Your message still gets through.  No wonder the grandkids use texting to keep in touch with each other between classes!  Now we’ll show you the power and expediency of texting, minus the distracted driving, of course.  This demonstration will feature “dumb” cell phone texting – the kind with buttons and a numerical keypad.  And we will demo “smart” cell phone texting –
with touch screen and full qwerty keyboard.  
*Prerequisite: basic experience with cell phones preferred
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person. 
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class.  Please call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

INTRO TO GARMIN GPS AND GOOGLE MAPS FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS* (SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, August 13th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

A Global Positioning System, or GPS, can be used in your car help guide you to any destination. This includes an actual address that you have or something less precise such as a restaurant or a shopping center.  They work well going from Flemington to Clinton as well as going from Ringoes to Dallas, Texas. The device speaks the driving directions just like a friend sitting next to you.  You don’t even have to look at the device while you are driving.  A demonstration is planned to explain some of the basics using a popular GPS, a Garmin Nuvi.  As a bonus, we’ll provide a quick demo of how to look-up and print a map or turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps as an alternative to GPS!
*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.  Please call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

INTRO TO TABLET COMPUTERS: GOOGLE ANDROID VS. APPLE iOS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, August 20th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Are you thinking about buying a tablet computer, but you haven't been able to decide which of the two main types fit your needs: Google Android or Apple iOS?  This demonstration will focus on the differentiating features of each type.  A growing number of computer users are deciding whether or not to abandon their laptop and desktop computers in favor of a new tablet computer.  Buyer beware – there are some tasks
that a tablet computer cannot perform as well as a conventional personal computer.  This demonstration will help you enter the realm of tablets as an educated consumer.
*Prerequisite: basic experience with computers and internet preferred
Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person.
Suggested fee is $5 per person to be made day of class.  Please call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

THURSDAYS:

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FRIDAYS:

COMPUTER SOCIAL*
Friday, August 22/ 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.  We begin the meeting with a Computer Lab status report and 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.  We'll wrap up the Social with a prize raffle! 

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

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

For computer and technology related questions and answers that don't fit neatly into a class lesson, Help Desk sessions are here to help.  Stop by the Senior Center Computer Lab any Monday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm.  Computer Lab Volunteers are on duty to help guide you through various computer tasks.  Please note – Help Desk cannot repair damaged equipment or clean virus infected computers.  Eligible consumers of the Senior Center may bring their laptop and tablet computers to the Help Desk and use the Computer Lab's public wireless access.

Please call (908) 788-1359 or ask Senior Center staff for details.

Download:
August 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
July 25, 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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