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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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MAY 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 MAY 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*

Now meeting on first Friday of each month!
Friday, May 5th / 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: E-Readers Featuring Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite*
(One-hour Session)
Monday, May 8th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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E-Readers“The Kindle Paperwhite is almost the closest you can get to real paper while getting all the benefits of an e-reader. You have access to Amazon's huge library of books and you can even use the Kindle Unlimited rental service on the Paperwhite.” - Techradar.com (2016)

The best way to enjoy electronic books, magazines and newspapers is without distraction from emails, text messages, social networking and, most importantly, without screen glare and eye strain.  Though full-featured tablet computers are very popular, the Amazon “Paper White” falls into a class by itself.  It’s a Reader, not a Computer.  The Kindle Paperwhite is designed for reading books.  That’s all!  This TechTalk presentation will showcase the function and features of the
Kindle Paperwhite in contrast to common tablet computers for electronic books.

* 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 about the Computer Lab Help Desk, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us   

TECHTALK: Touring the Electronic Resources of your Hunterdon County Library*
(One-hour Session)
Monday, May 15th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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County Library E-ResourcesYou have a world of knowledge and entertainment right at your fingertips! All you need is a computer, tablet, smart phone or e-reader.  Come rediscover your Hunterdon County Library with us.  We hope that you visit your local branch of the library regularly.  But did you know that many of the library’s services are available right from your computer?  Electronic books, magazines, audio and video can be accessed from the HCL website using your library card. 

Take an on-screen tour with us and explore the HCL website including demonstration of book and eMedia lists, database links, Zinio Digital Newsstand, Overdrive Media Console, InstantFlix video and OneClickDigital music.  Plus, learn how you can access community features available on the HCL website such as the Scoop Newsletter, HCL on the Radio, and links to several helpful resources.

* 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 about the Computer Lab Help Desk, call (908) 788-1359 or email scrabtree@co.hunterdon.nj.us   

TECHTALK: How to Use Public Wi-Fi Safely and Securely*
(One-hour Session)
Friday, May 26th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm
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E-ReadersWith summer, comes travel to both new and familiar locations, plus all of the stops in between.  Airports, rest stops, restaurants, hotels, retailers all offer some form of public wifi service to which we connect our devices such as laptop and tablet computers.  Whether you’re traveling out-of-state or just down the road, chances are you may need to connect to a wireless access point other than the one in your home. 

Many mobile device users not only assume that public wifi hotspots are ubiquitous, but that they are secure, as well.  This may not be the case.  In fact, if you access websites and services that pass personal information like email, banks or social networking, you are taking a risk.  There are measures you should take to protect your private information while accessing public wifi.

In this TechTalk, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of public wifi including explanation of following: website encryption (https), virtual private networking (VPN), man-in-the-middle attacks, shoulder surfing, rogue hotspots, unsecure mobile apps

* 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 about the Computer Lab Help Desk, call (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
Friday, May 5, 2017

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSED:
Monday, May 29, 2017
for Memorial Day

 

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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