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Two New Computer Lab Classes Added

by Kathy Winkenwerder

Do you have a coin, stamp or record collection that you’ve always wanted to catalog? Do you manage membership lists for the club you belong to? Now that you have more free time, are you finally going to tackle creating that home inventory list? access
Microsoft Access can help you do it all. John Rogers, who last term taught Physical Applications in Physical Science at Leisure World, and earlier taught high school computer science classes, will explain the basics of this powerful application.
This four-week class will give you a look at databases, database terminology, and how different parts of a database relate to the others.
You’ll learn how to perform simple functions, like adding or deleting text and photos, and how to ask the database a question. Then you’ll be guided through the process of setting up your own project file in Access.
Mobile Security: Tips to Keep Your
Smartphones and Tablets Safe

Mobile devices are a bigger part of our online lives than ever. We’re using them to read email and texts, browse websites, connect to our social media, shop, and pay bills, while using them nearly everywhere we go. Unfortunately these small computers have the same security issues and risks as desktops or laptops.
In two class sessions Gail Meredith, who recently taught Microsoft Word and Excel in the lab (and currently is assisting with OLLI’s online registration project), will tell you what you need to do to keep your devices safe while you’re home, online or on the road. The class will cover how to be careful when you use public Wi-Fi, what steps you can take to protect yourself from spam and other bad email, passwords and how to create them, using your device’s safety settings, social media safety, shopping safely online and how to track your lost devices.

How to Cut the
Cable TV Cord

by Kathy


What What If that increasingly expensive TV cable bill is starting to strain your budget, or if you are tired of paying for all those channels you don’t watch, cutting the cord may be for you. According to the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Americans have now stopped subscribing to cable or satellite TV.
Although still not a lot, it’s a slowly growing trend you can join.
You don’t have to be an engineer or computer expert to watch all kinds of content on your TV without cable. You just have to know the steps to take to do it on your own.
The two-week A Short Guide to Cable Cutting class, taught by Kathy Winkenwerder, will tell you what equipment you’ll need, as well as how to find the almost 2,000
separate channels you can subscribe to a month-to-month basis. Kathy has been an OLLI computer lab instructor for nine years. She currently teaches iPhone classes.
Kathy is a leader in adapting new technology and also explaining it’s uses to seniors! Come learn how you can cut the cable!