The Aurora Seniors Computer Group is focused on helping members use their computers. We have regular meetings open to all members at 10:00 am each Tuesday where we present a program of computer instruction. We frequently invite outside presenters to address specific technical and equipment topics. We also hold a Tuesday afternoon drop-in to provide personalized help when required. Computers may be desktops, laptops or tablets (iPad or Android), Windows OS or Mac OS.
Unless a presentation, workshop or teaching session is scheduled in the Computer Room, the computers are available for individual use by ASA members during the hours when the Centre is open. In practice, we try to keep Friday available for personal use.
See our calendar for scheduled days and times.
Computer Group Executive
Bill Ault, Laureen Campbell, Susan Catania, Allan Church, Kris Gabriele, Elfriede Greupner, Jan Haarink, Ron Humenchuk, Don Keel, Herb Koller, June O’Donnell, Sandy DeRocchis, Tom Yates
Information and Activities for November 2019
Computer Club Seminars – Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – We continue to try and cover topics of interest to our members, but as always, we need your help to know what is of interest to you. Let us know.
Tuesday, November 5– Online shopping is convenient and yet not without it’s security concerns. In this session Doug will talk about ways to shop while staying secure. He will walk us through some new shopping opportunities like food delivery and Ebates cash rebates while shopping online.
Tuesday, November 12 – Security for your technology devices: should you have security software on your phone, what to do about scams coming by text message, should you be using a VPN when using open Wi-Fi connections, what is a VPN? Do you need more than the built-in Windows Defender on your Windows 10 PC? Bob will cover these topics and more, bring your questions.
Tuesday, November 19 – Apple day with Herb.
Tuesday, November 26 – Many of us use our phones and tablets to take and view photos. While iOS and Android have services for backing up your photos to the cloud many of those services have limitations beyond which we need to pay to continue their use. Doug will talk us through Google Photos’ free unlimited backups and answer your questions about this service. What do I do with my photos on iCloud? What happens to the photos on my devices when I delete a photo in the Google cloud?
3D Printing: Here is a link for those of you who are interested in 3D printing. There is a 4 page write up and a video you can watch to see how it is done. This covers the making of the phone stand that Doug passed around during a Tuesday Seminar Seminar Link: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AqyCckeBBFXoikMHlPoHc1wn1Crt
Technology Education: Computer classes are now being replaced by The Cyber Seniors online program. Assistance with this new program is available on the Tuesday afternoon drop-in help.
Tuesday drop-in sessions from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Every Tuesday, any member who is looking for any kind of technical help can come by and we will try our best to assist. All the help we provide is covered by your payment of the $1 daily activity fee. We provide one-on-one help in these sessions.
Your suggestions and comments about what you might like the computer club to do, courses we could teach or content for our Tuesday sessions is always welcome. Come talk with us or send your suggestions to Bill Ault at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Hedenberg at email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instruction Sessions require a minimum of 3 participants. Please register in advance of the selected course as space may be limited.
Registration and payment for Computer Instruction is done in the Computer Room on Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30pm. You can also register at the close of the regular Computer Club Meeting on Tuesday morning. Course Instructors may also arrange registration in a course at the end of a class period. Registration cannot be done at the Reception Desk.
You are not registered in a course until your name has been recorded for that specific course and payment has been made. Staff at Reception may not know the enrolment status of a particular course.