Boomer Tech

Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Santa Fe Prep, 1101 Camino Cruz Blanca,

1/9/2020         Lecture - Stopping Robo Calls

1:30-2:15 one-on-one help, 2:15-3pm Lecture and Q&A

Members Free, Guests $15, reservation required for guests

Villages of Santa Fe and Tap students would like to welcome you to Boomer Tech. The goal of Boomer Tech TAP Project is helping seniors navigate the world of computers and the internet; teach them how to use their devices to communicate with their families and friends, how to be safe on the internet, and get the most out of their devices. The first session of the day is one-on-one help with your device. Lectures and Q&A begin at 2:15.

1/16/20  Word Processing and Spreadsheets

1/23/20  Pitch Day! Photos on your phone or tablet

1/30/20  Security on the web. Safe passwords, phishing scams, how to protect your identity

2/6/20   Gadgets for living: Apple Watch, Alexa, Google Home, Ring

Download Ann Churches information on Robocalls and the 2020 Boomer Tech Schedule below.

Villages Receives SFCF $5,000 Grant

 

Santa Fe Community Foundation granted Villages of Santa Fe $5,000 in the Fall grant cycle in the category of Health and Wellbeing. The grant is specifically targeted for Villages ‘A Matter of Balance’ campaign. The grant supports training for additional coaches and classes offered directly to the public. The grant is featured in the Santa Fe Community Foundation Fall Giving Together Catalog.

 

This grant is just one of a series of grants received by Villages in 2019. AARP provided $1,600 to fund on-going emergency preparedness programs, State Farm granted $500 to support Villages and Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition during National Wild Fire Day. Villages also received funds from several donor advised funds and member donations for general operating expenses. The Tides Foundation has provided $2,500 annually to our general operating fund.

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Adopt A Native Elder

Monday, February 3, 2020, 2-4pm

Santa Fe Community Foundation

501 Halona Street

A Bridge of Hope - Adopt-A-Native-Elder (A.N.E.) Program. Judy Rhodes and myself decided to participate and sponsor a Navajo Elder last summer after meeting the founder of A.N.E., Linda Myers. It was the beginning of a very special journey that would change our lives in unique and significant ways. In early October, we took off on a 5-day journey to the Navajo Nation – Chinle, Arizona and Canyon de Chelly to participate in three food runs and giveaway ceremonies. There were over 30 volunteers from 5 different states, including Judy and myself, two Santa Fe Village Elders helping Navajo Native Elders, whose age ranged from 75 to 98.

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