By Bob Merikangas
At Riderwood, we have many ways in which neighbors are helping neighbors, and one way is helping them with their computers. In the Neighbors in Deed directory under the heading “Tasks,” you will find a Task labeled Computer. For each building, you will find a listing of people who can help with that Task in your neighborhood. Additionally, you can also find help with your computer through tutoring services provided by the Computer Club.
When we think of our computers, we often think of a desktop, with a keyboard and a mouse. In these times, as technology changes, residents along with others in the world are moving to handheld ways of accomplishing computer tasks. Computer tutoring does include help with desktops in the computer labs in Lakeside Commons and Village Square. The Lakeside lab offers support at a regularly scheduled time each Thursday from 3:15 pm to 4:15 p.m. and the Village Square lab provides individual tutoring on a by-appointment basis. You can find out about these tutoring services by checking the posted announcement on Tutoring on the bulletin boards in both labs.
Tutoring also includes help with tablets and smartphones. Tutoring on iPads and iPhones is available in the Town Center classroom every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Some residents attend regularly, and others come only when they need help with the specific apps they want to use.
On the second Wednesday of every month, the Computer Club hosts a roundtable in the Village Square music room where residents can discuss their computer problems. From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., the discussion is limited to desktop hardware and software with the focus on Windows systems. From 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. residents with Android handheld devices can get their questions answered.
Riderwood residents can become computer savvy with their desktops, laptops, and smart devices!