Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Gathering Each Monday – Coldstream Clubhouse at 7 PM 
Everyone Welcome

The Senior Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. User groups represent the spirit of the frontier, a community getting together to do things that no individual ought to have to do alone. User groups are founded on the principle of “members helping members.”  We are particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers so they may participate in the rapid transition from traditional means of communications and commerce to the Internet. So please invite your "non-connected" neighbors to come along to a meeting or clinic and see how easily we can help them learn what they need to know.  And please understand that, while a listed presentation topic may not be of particular interest, the discussion often branches into other topics of interest to those attending and that there is no meeting where you don't learn something new.  

Everyone welcome!  No matter which operating system  your computers, tablets or feature phones are using.  Or if you are thinking about getting involved or making a change this is the place for you. 

We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy.


October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sorry no gathering this week.

October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM -  Computer & Internet Security – Simple tips to reduce your exposure to spyware and viruses:

November 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Individual Windows User accounts & Individual E-mail Addresses – Windows XP and later versions of Windows gives you the ability to create user profiles, which allows each user on your computer to have a separate log in.

November 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Clinic – Glenn and/or Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use and other technology issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.

November 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Optimize Your Computer, E-mail & WEB Use – Remove most items in the All Programs, Startup folder,  check System Tray (icons near clock) for unnecessary running programs.  Many times right clicking will allow changing startup settings.

November 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Clinic – Glenn and/or Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use and other technology issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.

December 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM –  Clinic – Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use and other technology issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.

December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Lowering your communications costs: Low Cost Wireless Provider Ting is a new mobile phone service that caters to people tired of dealing with complicated billing plans from carriers like AT&T or Verizon. Their slogan is ‘Mobile That Makes Sense’. – Low Cost Land-line Phone – Google Voice  A single phone number that rings all your phones.

December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Navigating Goggle, Gmail, Calendar, Maps,Wallet, Docs… Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, create blogs, send email, word processing, spreadsheets, video chat, and publish web pages. Google has social networking tools, organization tools, and services for mobile devices, Google Wallet card, and even Google branded merchandise.

December 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Clinic – Glenn and/or Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use and other technology issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.


Notice for Visitors to the Web Site 

As you will see, this is an open web site, with access granted for all Internet users.  The Senior Tech Group uses this site as a resource for the three communities we support, i.e., Coldstream Crossing residents and the Phoenixville Library visitors in Pennsylvania and The Groves community in Fort Meyers, Florida.  We provide direct support, including house calls, at appropriate times of the year for the Coldstream Crossing and Groves communities.  All of the services we provide are pro bono.

We welcome visitors from outside our supported communities, to view the resources in the web site. While we attempt to maintain all the information and links the best we can, we disclaim responsibility for any use or mis-use of any information or links to other sites contained herewithin.  


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An Important Note:  Along with much praise for the STG and what we do at our presentations, there are some of our attendees who say "their eyes get glazed over" at how quickly we move through the different screens and options.  WE HEAR YOU!   We have kicked this around and are committed to make no demonstration clicks or entries  on the computer image on the TV screen without making sure everyone knows what are doing and how/why we are doing it.

Senior Tech Group Members (If you attended at least once, you are a member), please let us know what you would like us to cover in the future.

Click to submit your tech question for discussion at one of our group meetings.

For the latest information and schedule check the Senior Tech Group Calendar.

Previous Programs:  Create Documents – Spreadsheets – Online – 

We can help with:

  • Digital camera and photo problems, what camera to buy
  • Programing your cell phone
  • Cable TV or Fios issues
  • How to use that new GPS
  • What computer, printer, backup drive… should you buy
  • What is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Buzz… how do you join in
  • Help with your e-mail
  • Installing software
  • Securing my computer
  • Speed up a sluggish computer
  • Using software
  • How to search the Internet

Reasons to use Gmail

Gmail makes email easy and efficient. And maybe even fun.


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