Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Senior Tech Group
Each Monday
Coldstream Clubhouse at 7 PM – Everyone Welcome

No matter what operating system your computers, tablets or phone uses or if you are thinking about getting involved with some new tech 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. 
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    Glenn Musser and Bob Lawson will be heading for the warmth of Florida, returning in April.  They are both willing to help you by phone while they're away.

    Susan Schelpf will be staying here in the cold, and can help you with the following:
    Apple products – iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV
    Amazon Alexa
    Facebook, CSX website, Excel, Word, Gmail
    Just call her to set up a time to meet in the clubhouse.  (Although, she will be heading to the cold of Norway from 1/17 to 2/05.)

    Regular Monday night support sessions will resume in mid-April.  new2

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    The Senior Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. Everyone welcome!

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

    Gadget Gurus – Bob, Susan and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse 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, to help do tech 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 a computer 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.

    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 making 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.

    During our group meetings and clinics, we cover the following topics and more.

    • Getting started with a computer
      • What computer, printer, backup drive… should you buy
      • Connecting to the Internet and WiFi arrangements
      • Securing your computer
      • Using your computer and its software
      • Help with your e-mail
      • How to search the Internet
      • Backup your photos to the cloud
      • Speed up a sluggish computer
    • Using the Internet more effectively
    • Cell Phones
      • Finding an economical plan
      • Choosing a phone
      • Programming your cell phone
      • Using Apps
      • Backup your photos to the cloud
    • Shopping online
    • Cable TV or Fios issues, cutting the cord (get rid of cable TV)
    • Talking online using video chat, webcam, and Skype
    • Digital camera and photo problems, what camera to buy
      • Sharing photos on the Internet
    • Using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.
    • Setting up your own web address and personalized e-mail address
    • Building web pages

    Notice for Visitors to the Website: As you will see, this is an open website, with access granted to 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 on the website. While we attempt to maintain all the information and links the best we can, we disclaim responsibility for any use or misuse of any information or links to other sites or information contained here within.

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