Camera Classes

Digital Camera Composition

Improve your skills! Tricks and tips that will guide you to better photography. This beginner class emphasizes photographic composition.
Mary Ann Cannon, Instructor

How To Use Your Point & Shoot Camera

Learn how to get the most from your point and shoot camera. We will cover everything from how to delete photos to using the settings to get great pictures.
Mary Ann Cannon, Instructor

How to Use your Digital Camera

Learn how to use the manual settings on your camera. Understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO. If you have a DSLR/interchangeable lenses camera, you will learn how to take great pictures with what you will learn in this class.
Mary Ann Cannon, Instructor

Camera Club

Love to take pictures? Want to learn more? Each meeting will have a discussion about general photography interests and feature a short program designed to improve overall knowledge of photography. You are encouraged to bring questions and/or 4-5 photos to share with the group. August Theme: “Taking better pictures of people.” Open to everyone 55+ !!

2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Cancelled until further notice)

Carroll Cannon, Moderator

Computer / Technology Classes

Register early with payment to reserve your seat!

Classes on Demand

1 on 1 training available. You decide what you’d like training on. Please call Susan at 419.885.3913 to schedule. Your private class is held at the Sylvania Senior Center. Mike Murray, Instructor
Fee: $25/hr.

Computer Basics

Basic computing for the very beginner. See our newsletter or call for details on upcoming classes.
2 day / 3 hr. course / 1 – 2:30 p.m. Janis Weber, Instructor

Computer Club

A group of participants sharing knowledge, helping each other with computer problems and how to get the most out of your computer.

2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Mike Murray, Moderator

Facebook 101

Facebook is the largest and most popular way for people to connect with words and images. Keep up with the news from friends and relatives. Let Janis show you the best way to use it wisely. Bring your email address and password to set up a new account. See our newsletter or call for details on upcoming classes.

2 day / 3 hr course / 1 – 2:30 p.m. Janis Weber, Instructor

Family Tree / FamilySearch / Beginner

This course is designed for a beginner wanting to know how to use the FREE FamilySearch program for researching your geneology. You will learn the basics of the program and learn how to search over a billion records for names and historical records. You will also learn how to attach records, photos, stories, documents and audio files to each of your ancestors. Patrick has 50 years experience in Geneology and currently volunteers at the FamilySearch “help desk.” Basic computer skills are a must for this class, as you will be researching on-line. See our newsletter or call for details.

Fridays / 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / 4 week class.

Patrick McVicker, Instructor

Google Docs Level I

An informative class on a great alternate way to compose documents, using this word processing program. Learn to create and save a basic document.

See our newsletter or call for details on upcoming classes
Janis Weber, Instructor

iPad/iPhone

Level I: How exciting! You own an iPad or iPhone! Assuming you can send and receive phone calls, plus use some of the apps that came with your device. Let’s set up your email (need your password), learn to text and take pictures. How about sending a picture via text or email? Get comfortable with your device!

Level II: Now that you can handle the basics with your Apple device, let’s get down to business with choosing and organizing apps, email settings, security, photos and personalizing. It can seem daunting, but once you get the hang of it, you may not want to make changes. Find out how fun your device really is!

You need to have your Apple ID, password and entrance code to view and make changes to many of your preferences.

See our newsletter or call for details on upcoming classes
3 day / 6 hr. course / 1 – 3:00 p.m. Janis Weber, Instructor

Microsoft Word Level I

We will focus on using the tools and the multiple ribbons. Get comfortable identifying the commands and basic layout of your document. Bring your questions. We will dive into making this a fun and informative session.

See our newsletter or call for details on upcoming classes
Janis Weber, Instructor

 

Medicare Information

Medicare & You

This program is strictly an educational/information program designed to help you navigate your way through Medicare. Facilitated by Ron Myers, Citizen Advisory Group.

Held on the 3rd Tuesday, March through December, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the River Birch Room.

Silver Scholars Presentations

Silver Scholars are Arts and Sciences educational presentations held on Tuesdays, March through December, starting at 5:30 pm. The various series included in the Silver Scholars program are National Geographic, Classic Cinema Studies Series and presentations by local professionals.

  • Nat Geo Presentations “National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world.” – Nat Geo Mission Statement. Seniors can stay up-to-date on global scientific issues by learning from these periodic Nat Geo programs.
  • Movie Day Free movie, root beer floats and prizes every 3rd Wednesday, 1:00 pm. Movie background notes are included. Please RSVP.

Current Silver Scholar topic listings can be found in our newsletter on page 4 or click here for newsletter.

Suggestions for presentations are always welcome. Please contact Karen Underwood at 419-885-3913 MWTHF 9:00-5:00 and Tues. 11:00-7:30 or email her at: karen@sylvaniaseniorcenter.org.