Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers, except Apple products) to those 55 and older who join our club.

Our 150 members can attend any of several sessions per month, held at Silver Threads Passmore Center, kitty corner to Tillicum Mall, south-east corner (click for map).  Scroll down for more articles.

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FREE 2017 Summer Virtual Technology Conference

FREE 2017 SUMMER VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC)
Saturday, August 19
10:00 – 1:00 PT
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August Photo Shoots

Join the photo group with your digital camera or smart phone.  There are 4 photoshoots planned for August 2nd, 23rd, 26th and 27th, plus at the picnic Continue reading

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Annual Potluck Picnic at Government House, Wednesday, August 16, from 11:00 – 2:00pm

Our Annual Potluck Picnic at Government House is restricted to the first 25 members.
Please register  by email to BigBlueSocial@gmail.com, saying what you expect to bring.  Non-registered visitors to the gardens will not be refused…

When: Wednesday, August 16, from 11:00 – 2:00pm, Photoshoot of Gardens at 11 am.
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Get Your Grandchild Enrolled In PI Camp 2017 July 24-28 or Aug 8-11 $475

Do you want your grandchild to learn:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Pattern recognition
  • Debugging
  • Problem-solving

The goal of Pi Camp, taught by instructors from Victoria PiMakers, is to help teens learn about computers, to help them participate in shaping a digital world. It is a great introductory course for kids who are interested in computers.  The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer, adopted by an eager community of hackers and makers. It powers projects around the world and in space. Since 2012, more than 11 million have been sold. Continue reading

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Using Gmail

Materials for this class

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Computer Checklist

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Click the picture on the left to open Rick’s updated presentation on Computer Maintenance

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How membership extensions were calculated, and Drop-In fees

The Victoria Computer Club moved to Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd, on May 15th 2017.  Because of the new lower club membership fees ($25 per year), regular memberships have been extended based on the remaining equity in the membership.  New membership expiry dates have been entered into the club database.  New club membership cards will be available in a week or two.
Because fees for Associate members remain unchanged at $25, their membership expiry dates have not changed.
Here is how the extension for each member was calculated:
  1. Equity_value = (Old_membership_expiry_date minus Date_of_move) / 365 * $85
  2. Equity_days (at $25 per year) = Equity_value / $25 * 365
  3. New expiry = Date_of_move plus Equity_days.
Drop-in Fees

Silver Threads charges drop-in fees for most programs.

  • Monday and Thursday Shared Interest Groups and Monthly Presentations are $1.60 for Silver Threads members and $4.75 for non-members (GST included). Punch cards are also available.
  • Tuesday and Friday Tutorial and Social sessions have no drop-in fee
  • Silver Threads membership runs from April 1 – March 31 with quarterly prorated rates. Consult with Silver Threads staff regarding membership, fees and other Silver Threads programs available at both of their centres.

 

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Club has moved to Silver Threads

The Victoria Computer Club has moved to Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road.  Activities are:

  • – Seniors SIG Monday 10am to noon
  • – Tutorials Tuesday 10am to 2pm
  • – All other SIGs Thursdays, 10am to noon, starting in June
  • – Tutorials Friday noon to 3pm

Please bring your laptops as there are a limited number (5) of club desktop computers.

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Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Computerworld states that Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference that the next major update to Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 3 and due in September, will be called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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