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August 2022

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Cancelled: Garden Grove - OATS Shopping Online

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.

Greenfield - OATS Connecting to the Internet

Not always sure if your internet-enabled devices are connected to the internet? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll go over how to check the WiFi connection on your PC, iPhone, or Android smartphone. We’ll also cover how to use the hotspot from your smartphone and best practices for password protection and connecting to public WiFi.

Creston - OATS Smartphones

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2:00 pm3:30 pm

If you’re curious about what smartphones can do and why they’ve grown so popular, come to this lecture. You’ll learn about 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.

On-line Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2:00 pm3:00 pm
On-line Support Group. Zoom link is sent to registered attendees.

Join us for an on-line support group, especially designed for caregivers.
Join us via phone, computer or even a grandpad by Zoom.
Please contact Jan for more info for the link to join.
This group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Another group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00.
Attend either or both meetings each month.

Creston - OATS Smartphone Photography

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
10:00 am11:30 am
Creston Arts Center
411 West Adams
Creston, IA 50801
US

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.

On-line Caregiver Support Group

Monday, August 22, 2022
6:00 pm7:00 pm
On-line Support Group. Zoom link is sent to registered attendees.

Join us for an on-line support group, especially designed for caregivers.
Join us via phone, computer or even a Grandpad by Zoom.
Please contact Jan for more info for the link to join.
This group meets every fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00. .
Another group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Attend either or both meetings each month.

Council Bluffs - Welcome to Medicare

A Welcome to Medicare seminar presented by a trained SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteer. This program is designed especially for those who will begin Medicare soon, caregivers, or others wanting to better understand Medicare basics. SHIIP volunteers do not sell insurance and present unbiased information concerning Medicare options. To register, please call (712) 328-2540x8142

Creston - OATS Goggle Workspace

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
2:00 pm3:30 pm
Gibson Memorial Library
200 W. Howard St
Creston, IA 50801
US

Curious about the free tools from Google? Learn about some of Google’s most popular productivity tools that are for personal use, as well as work-related ones. This lecture will introduce Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, and Drive. We’ll explore some practical and creative uses and demonstrate how to make the most out of Google’s many free templates.

Greenfield - OATS Protecting your Information Online

This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like creating strong passwords, managing spam, how to recognize email and text scams, and when it’s OK – or not – to share your personal information online.

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