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All Online Events Newsletter
April 9, 2023

 

Welcome to the Spring Quarter!
Hi everyone!

We're thrilled to kick off the spring quarter this week!!

We have some great programs in store for you, and I've highlighted a few of them below:

  •  ðŸ‘‹ Don't miss the Introduction to Nextdoor lecture on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00pm EDT, where you'll learn about this social media platform that helps you communicate with your neighbors.
     
  • 💬 Join the Finding Purpose, Wellness and Community after 60 group on Friday, April 14th at 3:00pm EDT to discuss life transitions, aging, culture, health and more. Make new friends and share stories about your experiences in life.
     
  •  ðŸ´ó §ó ¢ó ³ó £ó ´ó ¿ Register for our next Discover Live tour to Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday, April 21st at 2:30pm EDT.
    • (If you weren't able to join us for our virtual tour of Costa Rica, click here to view the recording!)

Stay tuned for more exciting programs this quarter!
 

See you online!
 

– Nicole Alcime, Manager of Virtual Program Experiences

 
 

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Curriculum Corner: Infographics

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality

Have you heard of infographics? They're visual images such as a charts or diagrams, used to represent information or data. You might come across infographics while reading an article online, or in a magazine.

The education team at Senior Planet has created a new infographic all about the differences between two exciting technologies with similar names: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). 

If you've heard of these tech terms, but would like to find out more using a new learning tool, click the red button below to take a closer look! After you've scrolled through the infographic, please take the short survey on the same page and share your feedback.

Click Here to Learn About AR vs. VR

 
 

Weekly Fitness Classes

Click the button below to view our variety of exercise classes, meditation sessions, group discussions, and more!

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Online Classes This Week

Monday, April 10, 2023

Intro to Managing Your Privacy
Monday, April 10 |  11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

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Concerned about privacy? Unsure about accepting cookies? Come learn about some essential privacy tips!

 

Digital Storytelling
Monday, April 10 |  12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT

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This lecture covers digital tools to bring out your creativity.

 

Open Discussion – Lunch & Learn
Monday, April 10 |  1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

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Join this discussion group to connect with Senior Planet participants from all over the country!

 

Intro to Hosting on Zoom
Monday, April 10 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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In this introductory lecture, we'll go over what you need to start your first meeting, as well as some hosting tips to make it a success.

 

Mobile Health Apps
Monday, April 10 |  4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

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This lecture introduces common health apps, like the iPhone's built-in app and the Google Fit app.

 

WACI (Windows, Android, Computers, Internet) Group
Monday, April 10 |  5:00pm to 6:00pm EDT

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Got a Windows or Android device? This group is for you!

 

Online Shopping
Monday, April 10 |  6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

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This lecture will provide a general introduction to shopping online using the popular website Amazon.com.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Smartphones at a Glance
Tuesday, April 11 |  10:30am to 11:30am EDT

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In this lecture you’ll learn about popular smartphones on the market and some of their pros and cons.

 

Intro to Social Media
Tuesday, April 11 |  12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

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Learn about some of the more popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn.

 

Tuesday Talks – Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, April 11 |  1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

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Hear from a Senior Planet participant about how technology is playing a beneficial role in their life!

 

Holistic Wellness Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 11 |  2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

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Share your experience with holistic wellness

 

Podcasts
Tuesday, April 11 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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In this lecture, you'll learn more about these audio programs available on the internet: why people listen to them, where you can find them, and what the most popular ones are.

 

Fotografía con teléfonos inteligentes
Tuesday, April 11 |  4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

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¿Nuevo en tomar fotos con su teléfono inteligente? ¡Venga a aprender las posibilidades! 

 

Creative Creations
Tuesday, April 11 |  5:30pm to 6:30pm EDT

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Do you knit? Embroider? Draw? Whatever craft you enjoy in your free time, let's create together!

 

Ridesharing Apps
Tuesday, April 11 |  6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

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This presentation will explore ride sharing apps, which are also known as e-hailing apps.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Startup!
Wednesday, April 12 |  11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

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This lecture gives an overview of some important digital tools to help you get your online business up and running.

 

YouTube
Wednesday, April 12 |  12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

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歡迎您來學習如何使用 YouTube。

 

Affordable Home Internet
Wednesday, April 12 |  12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT

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This lecture goes over basic information you need to know when signing up for home internet service.

 

Wellness Wednesday – Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, April 12 |  1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

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Come discuss different topics related to health and wellness.

 

Getting Started with Zoom
Wednesday, April 12 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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Ready to start hosting your own Zoom meetings?

 

Video Chat
Wednesday, April 12 |  4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

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In this lecture, you’ll find out about some commonly-used, no or low-cost video chat apps, learn about their features, and explore video chat tips so you can present your best self when on a video chat.

 

Spanish Club
Wednesday, April 12 |  5:00pm to 6:00pm EDT

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Join us for a casual discussion group for beginner Spanish speakers.

 

Introduction to Nextdoor
Wednesday, April 12 |  6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

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This presentation will introduce you to the most common uses for the Nextdoor app and its main features, along with some best practices for using it safely.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Mandarin Multilingual Technology Program: 在網路上確保個人資訊安全 (Protecting Your Personal Information Online)
Thursday, April 13 |  9:00am to 10:00am EDT

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如果您對於使用網路有安全上的疑慮,不妨來聽聽這堂講座。由在 Avenidas 的 Senior Planet 創辦

 

All Things Zoom
Thursday, April 13 |  10:30am to 11:00am EDT

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

 

Protecting Your Personal Info Online
Thursday, April 13 |  12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

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This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online.

 

Tech Discussion Group – Lunch & Learn
Thursday, April 13 |  1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

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Come discuss different topics related to the latest technology trends and news.

 

Mindful Meditation & Breathing
Thursday, April 13 |  2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

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Learn about the benefits of mindful meditation and breathing, and spend time deepening your meditation practice.

 

Affordable Connectivity Program
Thursday, April 13 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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In this demo, you'll learn whether you're eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

 

Herramientas de diseño gráfico
Thursday, April 13 |  4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

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Aproveche de muchas de las herramientas gratuitas de diseño en línea para su próximo proyecto creativo.  

 

Internet of Things
Thursday, April 13 |  6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

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This lecture provides an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discusses best practices for keeping your devices secure.

 

Friday, April 14, 2023

Facebook
Friday, April 14 |  11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

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This lecture offers an overview of Facebook’s evolution, its most popular features, and tips for getting in on the action.

 

#AgeFriendly
Friday, April 14 |  12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT

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In this lecture, you’ll learn about the World Health Organization's eight elements of an age-friendly city and what makes a business age friendly.

 

Aging Discussion Group – Lunch & Learn
Friday, April 14 |  1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

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Join this Aging Discussion Group to have open conversations about aging.

 

Tech Talk: Smart Consumerism
Friday, April 14 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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Have questions about purchasing the right computer, laptop, or smartphone?

 

Telemedicine
Friday, April 14 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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This lecture provides an overview of telemedicine options and focuses on exploring virtual medical appointments with your doctor in real-time.

 

Finding Purpose, Wellness, and Community After 60
Friday, April 14 |  3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

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Join this ongoing conversation about the challenges of life transitions, aging, culture, health and more. Make new friends and share stories about your experiences in life.

 

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