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Senior Planet from AARP at the Mirowitz Center

Posted on 03/21/24

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In 2023, the Mirowitz Center became the first Senior Planet from AARP licensed facility/organization in the state of Missouri and will be the only licensee in St. Louis County creating more technology program opportunities for older adults! The Mirowitz Center is located at 8 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146. Check out the programs scheduled for January and beyond. To view the entire Center calendar CLICK HERE.




PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE
Thursday, April 11
12:00 - 1:00 pm (in person)

Hey, be careful out there! This presentation covers the “ins and outs” of protecting your personal information online. Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum will share tips for maneuvering in cyberspace, such as browsing safely, recognizing online scams, and knowing when it’s OK – or not – to share personal data

To register online, click here.

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ONLINE SHOPPING - THE HOW TO'S
Tuesday, April 16
1:30 - 2:30 pm (in person)

Shopping online and having packages delivered to your home has morphed from a luxury to a necessity for many people, especially for folks who don't drive. Plus, online stores often have larger inventories and lower prices. Mirowitz Center Trainer Jim Salih provides a general introduction, including how to search for products, make comparisons, and add items to an online shopping cart.

To register online, click here.


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INTRODUCTION TO SLEEP TECHNOLOGIES
Wednesday, April 24
12:00 - 1:00 pm (in person)

Common sleep disorders include insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep apnea – and they can impact your mental health and physical health. But what if technology could help you grab some serious shut-eye? Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum reviews different devices and wearable technologies that track sleep patterns, monitor sleep disorders, and may even improve your sleep. Also learn about mindfulness apps that offer guided meditations and other ways to promote healthy sleep habits.

To register online, click here.

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INTRODUCTION TO SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Thursday, May 9
1:00 - 2:00 pm (in person)

Come learn about smartphone features like recording videos, adding filters to pictures, and using your camera's timer! Mirowitz Center Trainer Jim Salih also will go over basic camera tips for taking good selfies, selecting backgrounds, and using optimal lighting. This presentation will cover both Android devices and iPhones. No cost to attend, but RSVP required.

To register online, click here.

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USING THE Gov.Track.us WEBSITE
Wednesday, May 15
12:00 - 1:30 pm (in person)

Wondering what Congress has been up to? In this hands-on workshop, Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum explores the GovTrack.us website and its main features: identifying elected representatives, seeing how they vote, and learning about bills. Walk through the sign-up process and establish GovTrack.us email alerts to hold lawmakers accountable!

With support from the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, the Mirowitz Center will provide a Chromebook computer for you to use during the program. No cost to register, but RSVP required. Don’t wait, because class size is limited!

To register online, click here.

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GMAIL TIPS AND TRICKS
Tuesday, May 21st
1:00 - 2:30 pm (in person)

Do you want to do more than just send and receive emails? This workshop covers important Gmail features like spell-checking, formatting emails, searching your inbox, adding a signature, and attaching files. Mirowitz Center Trainer Larry Edison will combine demos and hands-on practice, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and try out different features.

With support from the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, the Mirowitz Center will provide a Chromebook computer for you to use during the program. No cost to attend, but RSVP is required. Don't wait to register, class size is limited!

To register online, click here.

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VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS
Wednesday, May 29th
12:00 - 1:00 pm (in person)

Tour world-famous museums from the comfort of your home! Did you know many of the world's leading museums have been making their collections and exhibits available to view virtually? Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum explores some of these virtual galleries, as well as digital tools that help bring art, architecture, and history to life! No cost to register, but RSVP required.

To register online, click here.

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WHAT IS CHANGE.ORG?
Thursday, June 6
12:00 - 1:00 pm (in person)

Curious about online petitions? Add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of petitions circulating every day to support causes that are important to you. In this hands-on workshop, Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum demonstrates how to browse petitions, sign up for a Change.org account, and start your own petition!

With support from the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, the Mirowitz Center will provide a Chromebook computer for you to use during the program. No cost to register, but RSVP required. Don't wait, because class size is limited!

To register online, click here.

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ONLINE TOOLS FOR CONTACTING YOUR LAWMAKERS
Wednesday, June 19
12:00 - 1:00 pm (in person)

Stay informed and get your voice heard! Mirowitz Center Trainer Daniel Landsbaum review several non-partisan websites that can help identify elected officials, find contact information, understand how they vote on bills, and tell them what you think about important issues. No cost to register, but RSVP is required.

To register online, click here.


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