Main meetings are held at 1:00pm in the auditorium of the Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). Visitors are always welcome.
Below are highlights of recent meetings this year.
January 2018 Main Meeting
At our first meeting for the year we had an informative presentation from Uma Chandrasekaran (of the Department of Human Services Financial Information Service) on Accommodation Options in Retirement.Uma's talk covered:
- Choosing whether to own or not,
- How financial options can alter your choice,
- Centrelink assessment for each choice, and
- Financial advantages and disdavantages.
May Main Meeting
Our May meeting was a most enjoyable celebration of Hurstville Seniors Computer Club’s 20 years of service for seniors in the St George area.Special guests who participated in the day’s proceedings were
Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley,
Nan Bosler OAM, President of ASCCA, and
Alex Zaharov-Reutt, technology expert
President Pamela Samuels also welcomed:
Patrick Wynne, representing the member for Banks, David Coleman MP,
Maxine Gray, former HSCC president,
James Kelly from Owen Hodge Lawyers,
Pam Collocott from Nurses on Wheels,
Maria Athanascopoulos from Georges River Council, and
Wayne Brightwell from Regway Computers.
June Main Meeting
Riza Veloso gave us a very interesting insight into her research into the subject of her PhD studies - how people suffering from dementia respond to music.
After some general comments on dementia, Riza showed the video Alive Inside which highlighted the positive impact music can have on some dementia sufferers.
July Main Meeting
James Kelly from Owen Hodge Lawyers gave a very informative presentation on the subject
What happens to your social media accounts when you die? The contents of James’ handout at the meeting are available online
August Main Meeting
The Annual General Meeting was held in August, at which▶ The President, Pamela Samuels, presented the Annual Report
▶ The Committee for the next twelve months was elected.
▶ Three of our longest serving volunteers were honoured.
September Main Meeting
At our September meeting, Marilyn Richardson shared some good advice on improving a computer's performance by freeing up space on the hard drive and uninstalling programs that are no longer required. Replacing a conventional hard drive with a solid state drive is the single most effective way to improve computer performance. Marilyn also suggested important things to consider before purchasing a new computer.
October Main Meeting
Amber Dornbusch gave a fascinating and comprehensive outline of the roll out of the nbn™ access network, as well as what needs to be considered when making the switch to nbn™. To find out when nbn™ access is expected to be available at your address, enter your address at https://nbnco.com.au. You have up to 18 months to sign up with a service provider once you have been notified that nbn™ access is available at your place.