Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Gathering Each Monday
Coldstream Clubhouse at 7 PM – Everyone Welcome

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


Program Archive 2016

September 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM – Use Strong Passwords – Your passwords are the keys to your internet life. Use strong passwords and keep the bad guys out. The best security in the world is useless if a malicious person has a legitimate user name and password. They can do everything you can do. LastPass Free Password Manager – Now you can finally use long, complex, different passwords for each site and no longer need to worry about forgetting them.​

September 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM – The Gadget Gurus – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Bob and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smart phones, cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy. 

October 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM – ​Two Factor Authentication – What is two factor authentication? Two-factor authentication means using two authentication methods (e.g. password, value from physical token, text message, or automated voice call with token number) to increase the assurance that the bearer has been authorized to access secure systems.

October 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM – ​The Gadget Gurus – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Bob and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smart phones, cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy. 

October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM – ​Streaming Video Your Best TV Entertainment Value – Streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player, which is a special program that uncompressed and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can be either an integral part of a browser, a set top box or built into a Smart TV.

October 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM – ​The Gadget Gurus – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Bob and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smart phones, cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy.  **

October 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM – ​Online Shopping – Everyone loves saving money and online shopping makes it easy. Back in the pre-internet age, if you wanted to save a few bucks, you either had to visit several stores to compare prices or spend an entire Sunday afternoon cutting coupons.

Thanks to the internet revolution, saving money shopping online has never been easier. With more retailers setting up shop on the web, all it takes is a click of a button.


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 Clinic – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy. Glenn will be at the Library for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use issues and to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.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.  


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 here within.  


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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

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