Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers, except Apple products) to those 55 and older who join our club.

Our 150 members can attend any of several sessions per month, held at Silver Threads Passmore Center, kitty corner to Tillicum Mall, south-east corner (click for map).  Scroll down for more articles.

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Do More with Edge

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CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers

Your device may have CCleaner malware. Here’s what you need to know.

Computer-optimization software is supposed to keep your computer running smoothly. Well, in this case, maybe not so much. Monday, the company that makes CCleaner, Avast’s Piriform, announced that its free software was infected with malware. If you use CCleaner, here’s what you need to know.

CCleaner on Android wasn’t affected. —Alina Bradford/CNET

More info at this link.

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Minutes for Aug 14, 2017 exec meeting

Attending: George, Rick, Martin, Dorothy Ann (Silver Threads)
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Monthly Draw Prize

Join any of our Monday or Thursday classes for a free chance to win a technology related monthly prize.
The month’s winning ticket number will be posted on our website at the end of each month, in this post, so keep your tickets, and email to let us know you have it.  With your matching ticket, you may claim your prize at the next class you attend.

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September Photoshoots


When: Friday September 1st
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Inner Harbour (meet at Information Center)
Photo sharing and refreshments at Milestones


When: Saturday September 9th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary 3873 Swan lake Rd. (meet in parking lot)
Lunch and Photo sharing at Brown’s Social House 109-3680 Uptown Blvd.


When: Wednesday September 27th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Gorge Kinsmen Park (meet in parking lot off Tillicum Rd.
Lunch and photo sharing at Gorge Pointe Pub 1075 Tillicum Rd

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FREE 2017 Summer Virtual Technology Conference

Saturday, August 19
10:00 – 1:00 PT
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August Photo Shoots

Join the photo group with your digital camera or smart phone.  There are 4 photoshoots planned for August 2nd, 23rd, 26th and 27th, plus at the picnic Continue reading

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Annual Potluck Picnic at Government House, Wednesday, August 16, from 11:00 – 2:00pm

Our Annual Potluck Picnic at Government House is restricted to the first 25 members.
Please register  by email to, saying what you expect to bring.  Non-registered visitors to the gardens will not be refused…

When: Wednesday, August 16, from 11:00 – 2:00pm, Photoshoot of Gardens at 11 am.
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Get Your Grandchild Enrolled In PI Camp 2017 July 24-28 or Aug 8-11 $475

Do you want your grandchild to learn:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Pattern recognition
  • Debugging
  • Problem-solving

The goal of Pi Camp, taught by instructors from Victoria PiMakers, is to help teens learn about computers, to help them participate in shaping a digital world. It is a great introductory course for kids who are interested in computers.  The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer, adopted by an eager community of hackers and makers. It powers projects around the world and in space. Since 2012, more than 11 million have been sold. Continue reading

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