🧐 How to choose a new computer

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Senior Planet in Montgomery County Newsletter
January 20, 2022

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A Note from Noah
Hi everyone,

I hope you’re having a great week! Can you believe that we’re over halfway through January?

Next week, I’m looking forward to our in-person class called “How to Choose a New Computer” at Schweinhaut. This informational session addresses some of the most common questions surrounding how to choose a new computer: Where to start? What’s a reliable brand? How much should you budget? What technical specifications? We will also cover operating systems and compare alternatives to the traditional computer, e.g. tablets and Chromebooks.

I hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend,
 

Noah O'Ryan, Program Lead

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5-Week Courses

Registration for the following courses is now full. To be added to a waitlist, please email [email protected]

Computer Essentials @ Gilchrist East County
January 31st – March 2nd

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:15pm EDT

This 5-week course covers the essentials of how to use the basic functions of a personal computer, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email.

 

 

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Computer Essentials @ Gilchrist Wheaton
February 6th – March 8th

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:15pm EDT

This 5-week course covers the essentials of how to use the basic functions of a personal computer, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email.

 

 

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Chrome Essentials @ Gaithersburg Library
February 8th – March 10th

Wednesdays & Fridays, 1:30pm – 2:45pm EDT

This 5-week course will cover the essentials of how to use a Chromebook, which is a type of laptop that is great for beginners who just want to use the internet.

Chromebooks are fast, secure and cost-effective computers that run the Google Chrome operating system. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using the device to navigate the internet. You’ll also learn to send and receive email.

 

 

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Discover Live at CES
Thank you to everyone that joined Senior Planet and Discover Live for the live tour and Q&A with Tom Kamber at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.

If you weren't able to attend these live events from the CES floor, you're in luck! You can view the video recordings at the Discover Live at CES website. 

What did you think about the live tour and Q&A? Please take a moment to share your thoughts. We'd love to hear your feedback!
 

Watch the Videos Here!


 

Take a Virtual Tour of Banff National Park in Canada!

This quarter, Senior Planet and Discover Live will be taking you on even more virtual live tours through three magnificent destinations. This week, we'll be making our first stop:

Banff National Park, Canada

Join us on Friday, January 27 at 1:30pm EST to discover Canada's first and most famous National Park. On this one hour personal, live, interactive, virtual walking tour, we will explore wilder areas (where there is good reception) to show you the incredible wilderness. Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometers (over 4,100 square miles) of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and icefields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. Banff has over 994 miles of beautiful walking trails — let's explore some of them!

Registration is required for this event. Click here to sign up!

In addition, be sure to check out the following classes before we embark on our tour:

  • Online Travel Sites – Wednesday, January 25 @ 4:30pm EST
  • Intro to Translation Tools – Thursday, January 26 @ 3:00pm EST
  • Intro to Learning Apps – Friday, January 27 @ 11:00am EST

Stay tuned to find out when and where the next tour will be taking place!

Register Here: Discover Live – Banff National Park

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Online Fitness & Wellness Classes
Let's Get Moving!
Check out Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Fit Fusion, Balance/Stretch, Holistic Wellness Discussions, and so much more!

 
View All Fitness & Wellness Classes

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Upcoming In-Person Classes

These classes take place at Senior Planet partner sites throughout Montgomery County. Click each class below for dates, times, and locations.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

All Things Zoom
@ White Oak Senior Center 

Wednesday, January 25 | 10:00am to 11:00am EST

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his lecture will go over how to use Zoom to chat with friends & family, and take virtual classes with Senior Planet! 

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

How to Choose a New Computer
@ Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 

Friday, January 27 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

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This session addresses some of the most common questions surrounding how to choose a new computer.

 

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Upcoming Online Classes

Join these classes virtually through Zoom!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

MCPL Presents: Streaming and Smart TVs
Thursday, January 26 |  4:00pm to 5:00pm EST

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This presentation will give an introduction to streaming: what it is, how to use it, and the variety of content available. Hosted by Senior Planet Montgomery and Montgomery County Public Libraries

 


Follow these links to view all of Senior Planet's online offerings next week:

➑ Online Fitness Classes πŸ’ͺ

➑ Senior Planet's National Online Classes πŸ’»

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There are plenty of new articles and news stories to read over at seniorplanet.org. Here are just a few!

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