Senior Center News: Aug. 28

Photo book workshop

Organizing photos can be an intimidating and time-consuming task. We think we have to do it alone, but help is here! We long someday to “tackle” this task because it is so worthwhile to preserve memories and have the ability to share them with others.

Almost overnight digital cameras have replaced negatives and film, and we have gained the ability to snap hundreds of photos in an instant. We’ve  quickly become overwhelmed with the sheer number of photos we take and find that the images linger on our cameras, computers, and phones. The pictures that we do manage to print and those printed prior to the digital camera era are usually still in boxes, bins and bags.

This is your chance to start organizing your photos!

Linda Thomas, an organizer with LT Organizing, and Sharon Gialo, memory engineer, will be here to help you get started. The class meets from 10 to 11 in the Comstock Computer Learning Center.  You may remain in the computer lab to continue your work.

  • Sept. 15 — ABCs of photo organizing. Bring your photos. Linda and Sharon will not only help you organize them but will also scan them into the computer for you!
  • Sept. 22 — Guided computer work in the computer lab. You will be taught how to drop your pictures into the photo book you have chosen.
  • Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 — Continue the work of adding your pictures to the book. Linda and Sharon will guide you every step of the way!

It’s often “the start that stops us.” Now’s your chance to get started in time to have a beautiful gift for the holidays. Sign up today! Fee: $85 (includes all four class sessions and your photo book). The workshop is limited to four participants. Registration required: call 203-834-6240.

Computer classes 

Getting Around The Internet: Age 50+ begins with an overview followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Students learn to use Google and Yahoo to search for and download information and pictures. The course also covers attaching images and documents to email (Yahoo!), managing favorites, save, and print. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Sept. 17, 9:30-11:30. Fee:  $20

Picasa Photo Workshop will show you how to organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps with the free Picasa software. Taught by Bill Brautigam; Sept. 18, 9:30-11:30. Fee:  $20.

Beyond Beginners: Word 2010 will give you experience with the toolbars and menus from Word. You will learn how to do entering, changing, deleting, copying, pasting, underlining, aligning, saving, bulleting, and numbering in a Word 2010 environment. You must have keyboarding skills in order to take this class. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Sept. 24 and 25, 9:30-11:30. Fee: $35.

To register for any of the classes above, call Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445.

Students for Seniors

Students for Seniors, led by Neal Sarup, is a group of Wilton High School students who offer one-on-one assistance with electronic and digital devices. Get individual attention to your electronic problems. Call Neal at 203-762-7751 to set up a time to meet at the senior center.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Aug. 29:

  • Friday, Aug. 29: Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis at 12, Free Swim at the Wilton Y from 1:30 to 3.
  • Monday, Sept. 1: Senior Center closed for Labor Day.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2: Yoga with Denise O’Hearn at 11.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3: Duplicate Bridge with Dan at 10, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi at 10, Mah Jongg at 1.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4: Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw at 9, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn at 10; Blood Pressure Screening from 11 to 12, Lunch at 12, Bingo at 12:45.