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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
OCTOBER - 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 & 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

TUESDAYS:

FACEBOOK BASICS FOR NON-ACCOUNTHOLDERS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Tuesday, October 28th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Facebook Basics for Non-Accountholders is a lesson designed those who have basic computer and internet skills, but no experience with Facebook. This lesson will assist you with the most common features to help you get started. Learn how to create your Facebook account and profile; find people on Facebook; share photos and messages; use newsfeeds, walls and chat. Plus, learn critical strategies of personal information management and social networking security.

*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

WEDNESDAYS:

NON-IPAD TABLET COMPUTER BASICS FOR CURRENT USERS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, October 22nd / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Suppose your new tablet is NOT an Apple iPad. Chances are you have what's referred to as an "Android" tablet. Even though the brand name affixed to your tablet says"Samsung" or "Verizon" or "Audiovox" et cetera, it is the software that dictates the name.

This presentation will ease your transition to Android tablets by introducing some basic guidance of operation and awareness of features. Those with non-Apple smart phones will also find this session helpful since Android phones are similar to Android tablets. This is a hands-on lesson. Please bring your Android tablet to class!

*Prerequisite: Current owners or users of non-iPad, 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

WHY E-READERS BEAT COMMON TABLETS FOR READING ELECTRONIC
BOOKS*
(SINGLE SESSION CLASS)
Wednesday, October 29th / 1:00 – 2:30 pm

"With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack." - Cnet 2012. The buzz today surrounds tablet computers like the iPad, but it should not overshadow the practicality of the e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite. Electronic books are quickly becoming the
preferred method of consuming books, newspapers and periodicals. Avid readers know the future is all about electronic books. This class will demonstrate the significant advantage e-readers offer over common tablet computers.

*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.For more information, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

THURSDAYS:

COMPUTER BASICS* (FOUR SESSION CLASS) - continued 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.  

 

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, October 24th / 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.

Please RSVP by calling (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Download:
October 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
October 24, 2014

SENIOR CENTER CLOSED
October 13, 2014 for Columbus Day

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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