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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
Directions to the Hunterdon County Senior Center
AUGUST 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 AUGUST 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*

Friday, August 4th / 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 - August TechTalk

ABOUT TECHTALKS: Our 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.

TechTalk: Introduction to Virtual Assistant Devices Featuring
Amazon Echo Dot & Google Home (One-hour Session) *
Friday, August 25th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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Media StreamingVirtual Assistant devices are voice-operated and web-connected gadgets that offer access to information such as weather reports, radio/music, time-of-day simply by speaking a voice command.  Virtual Assistants can even control IoT enabled appliances in the home such as thermostats and lamps!  Although Virtual Assistants have been around for a few years, they have only recently been widely available and promoted by companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple.

If you are currently operating your phone, tablet and computer by voice-command, you are familiar with the virtual assistants and associated brands such as: Apple’s “Siri”; Amazon’s “Alexa”; Google’s “Google Assistant”.  A Virtual Assistant device like the Amazon Echo packages voice-control and “artificial intelligence” capabilities into a small, attractive module that looks a bit like a Bluetooth speaker.

 This TechTalk will provide a demonstration of two of the most popular Virtual
Assistants – Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot.  We will talk a bit about the
technology and discuss the various ways having a Virtual Assistant around the
home can be helpful, if not, entertaining! 

* Seating limited and pre-registration is required by phone, email or in-person.  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 Connect a Media Streaming Device to your
“Non-Smart” TV and Stereo (Two-hour Session) *
Monday, August 28th / 12:00 – 2:00 pm

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Media StreamingYou have probably heard the phrase “cutting the cord” with regard to dropping our cable (and satellite) TV services in favor of “streaming” services like Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV.  Streaming services use your broadband internet connection to send television programming, movies and even web-based media like Youtube to TV.  Some newer televisions are what we call “Smart TVs”.  In other words, these TVs can connect directly to your internet router and begin streaming shows with no other hardware required.

But what if you don’t have a new Smart TV?  There’s a solution!  You have several choices of affordable steaming devices which can be added to just about any kind of non-smart TV with an HDMI input.  Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire are just a few examples of the most popular streaming device.

This TechTalk will focus on how to connect and set up a streaming device to your
existing non-smart, flat-screen TV using your broadband internet connection.  This presentation will also feature guidance on how to connect your new streaming device to your stereo system receiver.  Plus, we’ll help you understand what type of wireless, internet service and set up you need to make a streaming device work properly.

Note: We anticipate this TechTalk presentation to run longer that our usual 1 hour presentation.  Please prepare to spend approximately 2 hours. 
And bring your questions!

* Seating limited and pre-registration is required by phone, email or in-person.  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


 
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.
Note: this form was updated on 4/12/2017



REMINDERS

 

NEXT COMPUTER SOCIAL
August 4, 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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