Cybersecurity for Older Adults

“Cybersecurity for Older Adults”
is a video presentation By Dennis Evans,
Technology-Communications Chair, discussing:

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Older Adults
Quiz: Can You Spot an Online Scam?
Top 5 Hottest Senior Cyber Scams
Cyber Attacks: What Makes Me Vulnerable?
References / Free Software

Contact Dennis if you have any questions.

Get a Skype Demo At Technology Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 11

The Technology Committee will be trying a new format for the Technology Committee meetings.

The first part of the meeting, starting at 9:30, tomorrow Thursday, in the Board Room will be a short business meeting.

Then, around 10AM, we will shift gears to a training and demo on Skype video conferencing. As you know, Skype allows free video calls between pretty much any devices on the Internet. (You can pay for calls to traditional phones.) It works with pretty much all operating systems.

Feel free to come at 10:00 and if you wish, bring a portable unit, and we may be able to try to get your account set up — subject to our availability. Your grandchildren will love you for it.

We are thinking of doing a different training each month. We are starting with Skype because the needs survey, which lots of people answered, showed the highest demand for this training.

Easy Access to Collington News On Twitter Through This Website

If you look above the photo above, you will see a new entry on the main menu, “The Tweeters of Collington.

Click on that, and you get a fully updated display of our tweeters.  Right now, we have identified four: Marvell, Marketing, Kendal, and myself (including all the blog posts on tis site.  Hopefully together these tweets give the beginning of a flavor of what’s going on here.

In the center column is an integrated “timeline,” with the most recent at the top, of all tweets from those sources.  In the right and left columns you can choose to look at any one of the contributing streams.

Of course, we welcome submissions of additional twitter streams from residents, staff, board and potentially other community participants.


Majd Alwan’s Presentation on Technology and Innovation in Retirement Communities

I know many of you will very much appreciate the opportunity to take a good and careful look at the presentation slides that Majd, from LeadingAge – CAST,  used last week in his stimulating, challenging, creative and comprehensive presentation.  Here is an introductory overview slide:


Click here for the full presentation.

Note that we will be going through, discussing, and exploring options for follow up to these ideas at the next meeting of the Technology Committee in the Board Room (first time in this room) this Thursday Feb 9, at 9:30 in the morning.  Everyone, not just Committee members, are very welcome to observe and/or share you ideas and energy.

New Senior Staff Introduced

At today’s Community Meeting.  In addition to having  detailed presentation and discussion of the planned new Bistro dining space, we were introduced by Marvell Adams and Karen Boyce to four important new staff, as follows:

Chief Financial Officer: Justin Reaves
Building Manager: Gene Davis
Information Technology Manager: Robert Reigle
Activities/Wellness Manager: Sonja Sandoval

We welcome all of you to the Collington family.