SeniorNet Receives $122,500 "Cy Pres" Award
In 2010, Los Angeles Attorney David C. Parisi selected SeniorNet to receive a "Cy Pres" Award of $122,500, part of a $11.5 Million settlement. See "Award Tab" for more details.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our people use computers to enhance their quality of life. We also want to thank the volunteer tutors who give selflessly of their time to teach our tribe members – young and old. What the online world has to offer will be enlightening” said Fawn Sharp, chief of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Joe Hesketh of Bellevue has been named the 2014 King County volunteer of the year for RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The award was presented Feb. 8 at A Day at the Symphony in Benaroya Hall.
Hesketh was nominated by the local SeniorNet of Puget Sound Computer Learning Center and was selected from a group of nominees submitted by senior (over 55) organizations throughout King County.
Hesketh has been an active member of SeniorNet for 17 years where he has served as treasurer for 9 1/2 years. In the computer classroom, he is an informative instructor, writes own material for several classes, assists in classes and helps people with problems in computer labs.
Throughout the years he has accumulated 4,782 hours of SeniorNet service in addition to other volunteer activities including serving on many committees at Saint Louise Catholic Church; speaking for Chore, a service to help the disabled; and weekly visits to assisted living residents.
|Tips on Buying a Computer|
If you are in the market for a new desktop computer, you'll see a lot of technical jargon in computer ads. There are several essential specifications that you need to consider.
Dual-core (or duo) gives you twice the processing power of a regular processor and is worth the extra price.
1 GB of RAM should be sufficient for most uses; 2 GB or more if you use intensive graphics programs or games.
Hard drive storage:
Get a minimum of 100 GB; more if you save lots of digital photos or music. Optical drive: A CD-RW/ DVD Combo drive lets you view and save to a CD and view DVDs. A DVD+/-RW drive does that and also lets you copy DVDs.
Consider a 17" or 19" widescreen flat panel monitor for clear viewing that takes up a narrow (front-to-back) space. "All-in-one" models build the computer into the monitor casing to take even less space.
How will you use a computer?
Some people find software programs that permit them to do what they want and with which they are comfortable and then they find a computer that will run that software. If you are a novice it may not be easy for you to determine which program will best suit your needs. As with the purchase of the computer itself, you will need to rely on the advice of other computer owners or authors of computer articles.
3. Compare features of computers