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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
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MARCH 2017

COMPUTER ACTIVITIES
FOR SENIORS

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES


Hunterdon County Senior Center Computer Lab

On January 29, 2016 a FREE Wireless Training Workshop was provided by AT&T and the Hunterdon County Senior Center:

  • AT&T Free Wireless Workshop held on 01/29/2016
     

All Activities at the Hunterdon County Senior Center are open to all Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over.

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 Computer Activities. Space is limited & registration is required where indicated.

If you’d like to register please email Scott Crabtree, Computer Lab Coordinator or call 908-788-1359. If you provide us with your email address, we'll be happy to update you with new activities as they are scheduled.

Click image below to view the March 2017 Calendar of Activities

View Current Calendar

 

ACTIVITIES:

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, tablet or smart phone 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   

 

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 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.

 

COMPUTER SOCIAL* NEW

Now meeting on first Friday of each month!
Friday, March 3rd / 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.

 

NEW!!TECHTALKS

New for 2017, the TechTalk sessions feature a discussion on and demonstration of a specific tasks performed on a variety of devices, software and web-based services.  A TechTalk is a brief and casual, one-hour talk where you can learn more about topics such as, “How to install an app on your phone” Or “How to sign-up for a webmail account”.  Further assistance will be available during our Help Desk sessions which are conveniently scheduled right after a TechTalk takes place.

How to Use the File History Feature for BackupsTECHTALK: HOW TO USE THE FILE HISOTRY FEATURE FOR BACK-UPS IN WINDOWS 10*
(One-hour Session) - DOWNLOAD FLYER
Monday, March 6th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Your important files should be backed up daily or even hourly.  This is easily accomplished by using the program “File History” which is a new feature available in Windows 10.  The backup is automatic.  You don’t have to do a thing.  File History only backs up copies of files that are in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files available offline on your PC. If you have files or folders elsewhere that you want backed up, you can add the folders to the backup settings.  File History back-ups use an external storage device such as a USB connected thumb drive or hard drive.  Both storage devices are readily available in stores were computers are sold.

This TechTalk presentation will introduce the basics of setting up Windows 10 File History.  This is a demonstration style presentation and not a hands-on workshop; please leave your computers at home.   

* Seating limited and pre-registration is required by phone, email or in-person.  Suggested donation is $2 per person which can be made day of class. Computer Lab Activities are open to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over.   For more information, please call Scott Crabtree at (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

How to Navigate Windows 10TECHTALK: HOW TO NAVIGATE YOUR WAY AROUND WINDOWS 10*
(One-hour Session) DOWNLOAD FLYER
Monday, March 13th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Whether you're just new to Windows 10 or came directly to it from Windows 7 it does look a lot different. This session will introduce you to the basics of navigating around  in Windows 10.
Don't let the “new look & features there” frustrate you. There is a lot of the old hiding under the “new look”. It just takes a little introduction and help in finding out how to access it. That's exactly what this hour session will be about.

There are also a lot of “new features” that you will find extremely useful like “Cortana” Microsoft's Digital Assistant that can help you access things you're looking for very quickly.  Besides what we cover in this session you'll receive notes and hand-outs so you can practice on your own at home and get better at what was presented.

This TechTalk presentation will introduce the basics of navigating Windows 10.  This is a demonstration style presentation and not a hands-on workshop; please leave your computers at home.  

* Seating limited and pre-registration is required by phone, email or in-person.  Suggested donation is $2 per person which can be made day of class. Computer Lab Activities are open to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over.   For more information, please call Scott Crabtree at (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

TECHTALK: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND AVOID SPAM, PHISHING AND OTHER MALICIOUS EMAIL*
(One-hour Session)
Monday, March 20th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

“Sorry, registration is booked!”

If you are an email user (and who isn’t?), you’re aware of the growing problem caused by Spam, or unsolicited email.  Well, it gets worse.  Malicious messages called Phishing and Masquerade email is on the rise and being sent to your inbox.  We know to look out for potentially virus-infected attachments or email from unknown senders.  However, there’s new strategy which employs socially engineered attacks.  This means that the sender of an email is trying to fool you into thinking they are one of your friends, family or even your bank!  If you take the bait, the message usually instructs you to do something you shouldn’t such as visit a dangerous website or send private information.

In this TechTalk session, the presenter will show you examples of real malicious email messages which use socially engineered tactics to trick you.  And we’ll share the best techniques to recognize and avoid these types of email messages.  Plus, we’ll talk about what to do if you are victimized by a malicious email scam.

* Seating limited and pre-registration is required by phone, email or in-person.  Suggested donation is $2 per person which can be made day of class. Computer Lab Activities are open to Hunterdon County residents age 60 and over.   For more information, please call Scott Crabtree at (908) 788-1359 or emailscrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

Registration is required for
activities where indicated.

For Information and to Register for all activities
please contact:
Scott Crabtree, Computer Lab Coordinator
(908) 788-1359

DOWNLOADS:
These forms MUST BE filled out for
activity participation.

HUNTERDON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER COMPUTER ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION FORM:

Please print, complete and return this form to the Hunterdon County Senior Center to pre-register for upcoming computer classes.  All participants of the Computer Activities Program must submit this form prior to joining a class or special presentation.

INTERNET POLICY & PROCEDURE
WIRELESS ACCESS FORM:

Please print, complete and return this form to the Hunterdon County Senior Center prior to participation in the Open Lab, Help Desk, Class or Special Presentation at the Computer Activities Program.



REMINDERS

 

NEXT COMPUTER SOCIAL
Friday, March 3, 2017


2017 STANDARD
PRESENTATION TOPICS

 

  • Apple Mac OS (MacBook, iMac)
  • Microsoft Windows (laptop, desktop)
  • Linux Ubuntu/Mint (laptop, desktop)
  • Android (Tablet, Phone)
  • Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone)
  • Webmail (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com)
  • Web Browsing (Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox)
  • Security & Privacy


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