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May 2022

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Smart Phones-OATS-Atlantic Public Library

Thursday, May 5, 2022
4:00 pm5:30 pm
507 Poplar St
Atlantic, IA 50022
US

SMARTPHONES
If you’re curious about what smartphones can do and why they’ve grown so popular, come to this
lecture. You’ll learn about popular smartphones on the market and some of their pros and cons.
We’ll also compare and contrast two of the most
popular operating systems: Android and Apple’s iOS.

OATS-Garden Grove-Graphic Design Tools

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10:00 am11:30 am

Join us at the Lenox Library. Looking for a creative outlet? Try your hand at one or more free, user-friendly, web- based graphic design tools! In this presentation, we’ll explore the popular design platform, Canva, and demonstrate how you can get very creative with basic tools like Google Slides. We’ll also take a look at Photoshop Express, the web-based, free version of Photoshop. Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

OATS-Harlan-Smart Phone Technology Lecture

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Interested in learning more about your smartphone camera? Come to this lecture to explore your smartphone’s camera and some features like recording video, adding filters to pictures, and using your camera’s timer! We’ll also go over some basic tips for taking good selfies, selecting backgrounds, and using optimal lighting. This presentation will cover Android and iPhone.
Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

Sioux City: Shredtastic

Friday, May 13, 2022
11:00 am1:00 pm
Sioux City - Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook St (Old HyVee on Hamilton, across from Dairy Queen)

It's Back Again! Connections Area Agency on Aging staff and volunteers, along with Document Depot will be at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, working to protect our older Americans! Bring your confidential papers to be shredded. This event will not have a drug take back.

Personal papers with confidential information accepted. No need to remove paper clips or staples. No cardboard, plastic, or heavy metal binders. Papers from businesses not accepted (i.e.home-based or office businesses).

Donation event, thanks to Document Depot and Siouxland Center for Active Generations. Donations benefit Senior Independence Programs through Connections Area Agency on Aging

OATS-Clarinda- Online Shopping

Join us at the Lied Center Library to learn more about Online Shopping. This course is offered through the Older Adults Technology Services program by Connections Area Agency on Aging. Online shopping lets you buy products on the internet from your computer and have them shipped to your home or anywhere! Online stores often have larger inventories and lower prices, so you can quickly find the best deal. This lecture will provide a general introduction to shopping online using the popular website Amazon.com. You’ll learn how to search for products, make comparisons, and add items to an online shopping cart.
Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

Dementia Friends-In person Clarinda

Join us for this live and in person Dementia Friends session at the Clarinda Lied Public Library
The session is a discussion where you will learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts!
Registration recommended, walk-in welcome. Virtual option available with the link sent in the follow up email.

OATS-Garden Grove-How to Spot Fake News

Join us at the Garden Grove Library. Concerned about fake news? In the digital age, anyone can publish anything on the internet. This lecture will provide a helpful explanation for the increase in the use of the term fake news, as well as give you some tools to evaluate news sources. We’ll also review popular fact-checking sites. Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

Internet of Things-OATS-Atlantic Public Librar

Thursday, May 19, 2022
4:00 pm5:30 pm
507 Poplar St
Virtual Training
Atlantic, IA 50022
US

INTERNET OF THINGS
This lecture provides an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discusses best
practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn about how
consumer devices communicate with each other across this ecosystem and which of your devices are
part of the Internet of Things. You’ll also find out about the
technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities.

Council Bluffs Shred Event

Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 am1:00 pm

Connections Area Agency on Aging is excited to offer a drive through shred event Saturday May 21st 10am-1pm in our parking lot behind 231 S Main St in Council Bluffs. Please be sure to enter from 5th Ave then turn on 4th Street, we can not block the fires station.

OATS-Ida Grove-The Internet of Things

Join us at the Stubbs Memorial Library for the OATS The Internet of Things Lecture. This lecture provides an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discusses best practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn about how consumer devices communicate with each other across this ecosystem and which of your devices are part of the Internet of Things. You’ll also find out about the technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities.
Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

OATS-Holstein-The Internet of Things

Join us at the Stubbs Memorial Library for the OATS The Internet of Things Lecture. This lecture provides an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discusses best practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn about how consumer devices communicate with each other across this ecosystem and which of your devices are part of the Internet of Things. You’ll also find out about the technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities.

OATS- Greenfield - Benefits of Connecting to the Internet

Join us at the Greenfield Library.This presentation offers real life examples of the ways that home internet access can help you save money, connect with others, and make everyday tasks easier. In this lecture, we’ll review common terminology associated with an internet connection, as well as how fast a connection you need to do some of the most common online activities like stream videos and music, check email, and video chat. We’ll also explore different ways of connecting to the internet as well as resources for available service in your area. Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

Dementia Friends-In person Clarinda

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2:00 pm3:15 pm

Join us for this live and in person Dementia Friends session at the Tabor Public Library
The session is a discussion where you will learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts!
Registration recommended, walk-in welcome. Virtual option available with the link sent in the follow up email.

Memorial Day - Offices Closed

Monday, May 30, 2022
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