Computer Help for People Over 50
I find that people (the over 50 crowd!) often find computers frustrating and they usually need patient guidance. Offering classes for seniors is an avenue for giving back to the community on the basis of my skills and interests. Free computer help seminars will take place whether one or more sign up by the deadline! These sessions are limited to five participants to insure personal attention to questions.
For each seminar, plan to bring your own computer if it is a laptop. You go home with hands-on experience and written material to reinforce the learning process, and new confidence in your own equipment!
Register today for the topics that interest you. Call a friend to sign up with you - not only will you have an enjoyable time, but you will have someone who can compare notes the week after!
Saturday, May 11, 2013 2:00 pm (5 spaces still available May 8)
Email basics, attachments, safe habits.
Monday, June 17, 2013 4:00 pm (5 spaces still available until June 15)
Shortcuts, Guestbooks and Bookmarks
Shortcuts can save time. Learn what a bookmark or favorite is and how to do it.
Learn how to view and how to sign a guestbook. Teach the comouter to remember for you!
Monday, July 15, 2013 4:00 pm
Protecting Your Computer from a Virus
Protect from viruses and malware, lest you pick up a bad disease!
Monday, August 19, 2013 4:00 pm
Maintaining Your Computer
Proper maintenance is essential for proper operation of your computer.
Shutting down the computer correctly is a key skill.
Sooner or later you will have to start Windows in safe mode. Learning about safe mode right now can help make things easy later.
Monday, September 9, 2013 4:00 pm
Computer Buying Tips
Things to look for when buying a computer.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Highlighting, Cutting, Copying, Pasting and Resizing Windows
The necessary skills.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:00 pm
A session that helps beginners become self-reliant.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:00 pm
Finding Things on Your Computer
When you cannot, Windows and Mac’s Finder can find a file for you. Find system information for when you need to know your specifications to buy the right hardware and software for your computer. These details will also be asked when you seek help to get out of those computer ‘jams’.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Files and Folders
Create a new folder. Save, open, move, copy and delete files: get organized!
Saturday, January 25, 2014 2:00 pm
What to Do When Disaster Stikes
Your trusted tech advisor - perhaps your spouse or other close family member - is ill. The computer is down and you don’t know the passwords.
What to do? Learn to prepare a technical record as part of your household plan before illness or loss hits.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:00 pm
Computer Terms -- Test Your Knowledge
Test your computer knowledge. Learn a few computer terms. Impress your geek friends!
Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:00 pm
Receiving files from a remote source to your computer.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Getting Out Of Trouble
Everybody gets into trouble, some solve problems quickly.
Collect useful computer tips to put in your computer First Aid kit!