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Last Update May 01, 2015

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
MAY - 2015

COMPUTER ACTIVITIES
FOR SENIORS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
Hunterdon County Senior Center Computer Lab
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)
he 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 & Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Help Desk provides 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:

BACK TO BASICS FEATURING WINDOWS 7*
(FOUR SESSION CLASS)
Tuesdays, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

This is a basic level class for those who currently own and use a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.  Students should have some experience using the keyboard, mouse and/or touchpad.  Topics covered include Windows navigation, file management, word processing and web browsing.

*This class is being filled from a waiting list.  If you are interested, please contact Scott Crabtree at (908) 788-1359 for pre-registration for the next available session.  Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person.  Suggested fee is $20 per person to be made day
of class. 

WEDNESDAYS:

BACK TO BASICS FEATURING WINDOWS 8.1*
(FOUR SESSION CLASS)
Wednesdays, May 27th, June 2nd, 9th, 16th / 1:30 – 2:30 pm

This is a basic level class for those who currently own and use a computer running Microsoft Windows 8.1.  Students should have some experience using the keyboard, mouse and/or touchpad.  Topics covered include Windows navigation, file management, word processing and web browsing.

*This class is being filled from a waiting list.  If you are interested, please contact Scott Crabtree at (908) 788-1359 for pre-registration for the next available session.  Pre-registration required by phone, email or in-person.  Suggested fee is $20 per person to be made day
of class. 

THURSDAYS:

INTRO TO LINUX UBUNTU (NEW VERSION 15.04)*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Thursday, May 21st / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

(Rescheduled from April class)
Do you have an older PC that cannot be upgraded to Windows 10?
Are you thinking of buying a new computer ($$$)? 
Wondering how to recycle that old computer? 
DOWNLOAD FLYER

WAIT - There’s a way to repurpose that old Windows desktop or laptop computer and give it new life.  You may even put off or eliminate the purchase of a new PC altogether!  Ubuntu is a popular - and free - version of Linux operating system that can run on a computer in place of Windows.  Installation is very user friendly and the learning curve is mild.  In fact, if you have experience using Windows, you will find Ubuntu a snap to operate. 

Ubuntu comes with free access to hundreds of applications which can be added to suit your needs including word processors, web browsers, desktop publishing, video and music players, games and more.  The newest version of Ubuntu - Vivid Vervet 15.04 – was released on April 23rd and this presentation will demonstrate it!  It’s worth your time to check out Ubuntu as an alternative to pricy upgrades.

*Prerequisite: 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.  Please call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

FRIDAYS:

CCOMPUTER SOCIAL*
Friday, May 22nd / 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.

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

Help Desk provides 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

Download:
MAY 2015
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
Friday, May 22nd

SENIOR CENTER CLOSED
Monday, May 25th
for Memorial Day

2015 STANDARD CLASSES
  • Fundamentals of Computer Technology
  • Computer Basics featuring Microsoft Windows 7
  • Computer Basics featuring Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Computer Basics featuring Apple Mac OS X
  • Computer Basics featuring Linux Ubuntu
  • Tablet Computer Basics featuring Apple iPad
  • Tablet Computer Basics featuring Google Android
  • Word Processing Basics featuring Microsoft Word 2010
  • Spreadsheet Basics featuring Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Web Browsing Basics featuring Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Email Basics featuring Google Gmail
  • Home Networking Basics
  • Security & Privacy Basics

 






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