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 March 2019
Our computer classes will run again in April. Don’t forget about our Tuesday afternoon drop-in sessions for help.
Computer Club meetings – Tuesdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am – 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 Mar. 5 – Web browsers and search engines. Useful add-ons and other browser tools and managing bookmarks/favourites with Herb, Bob and Jan.
- Tuesday Mar. 12 – Q&A. We are getting a lot of good questions. Please bring yours.
- Tuesday Mar. 19 – Apple Day with Herb and Susan.
- Tuesday Mar. 26 – Ebooks. How do you acquire them, what devices you can use to read them, how you can effectively manage them when you have acquired a large number.
Technology education: Windows 10 classes resume in April. Sign up in the red binder on the desk by the door in the computer room.
Computer 1 classes: Thursday, April 4, 11 and 18 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Computer 2 classes: Thursday, April 4, 11 and 18 at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Computer 2 classes cover more advanced functions such as working with photos, organizing your files and working with menus and toolbars.
Apple iPad classes: Wednesday, March 13 & 20 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
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.