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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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APRIL 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 APRIL 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, April 7th 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.

TechTalk - Copy and Paste - Windows 10TECHTALK: How to Cut, Copy & Paste Text and Images in Windows 10 PC*
(One-hour Session)
Monday, April 10th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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The cut, copy and paste function is an essential part of any Windows PC experience.  Copying text and images may seem like a fairly basic procedure, but it’s really made up of several steps that must be performed in the right sequence to get the job done correctly.

This TechTalk presentation will demonstrate common “copy & paste” and “cut & paste” techniques that are used Windows PCs with keyboards. The basic goal is, “Never retype something that you can see on the screen”.  Follow this rule and increase your productivity.  Both menus and keyboard shortcuts will be discussed.  Also, data and search entry on browser forms will be covered.

* 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 - Copy and Paste - Tables and SmartphonesTECHTALK: How to Copy & Paste Text and Images in Tablets and Smartphones*
(One-hour Session)
Monday, April 17th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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The cut, copy and paste function is not just for personal computers with keyboards.  Copying text and images is an important skill for users of tablet computers and smart phones.  Cut, copy and paste using a tablet has everything to do with understanding the sequence of steps and mastery of touch screen “gestures”.    

This TechTalk presentation will demonstrate common “copy & paste” and “cut & paste” techniques that are performed on tablet computers and smart phones without a hardware keyboard. The basic goal is, “Never retype something that you can see on the screen”.  Follow this rule and increase your productivity. 

* 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

Recognize and Avoid Tech Support ScamsTECHTALK: How to Recognize & Avoid Tech Support Scams and FakeAV Pop-ups*
(One-hour Session)
Friday, April 28th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm
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Though not a new type of computer scam, “Tech Support” and “FakeAV” web-based fraud are on the increase and victimizing users.  Maybe you’ve experienced a pop-up window that appears to be your antivirus app while browsing the web.  Ever see a Windows Error Message that doesn’t seem quite right?  These messages may or may not be authentic.  But how can you tell the difference?

This TechTalk presentation will help you distinguish between the real and fake of security and error messages that appear unexpectedly on your Windows screen.  See real screen captures of some of these messages and learn where they come from and how the scam works to deceive you out of money, private information and peace of mind. 

* 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, April 7, 2017

 

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSED:
Friday, April 14th for
GOOD FRIDAY

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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