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Why you need a USB hub

I told you about my attempt to buy a powered hub, but I didn’t tell you why you might need it. USB connectors can be swapped in and out without powering down, so if you don’t have enough connectors, you are constantly re-arranging them. But the plugs tend to wear down a little every time you plug them in and out. So I use the connectors built in to the computer for the items I always keep connected, such as the hub, and my backup drive.

The others I connect with my hub. When the connectors on the hub wear out, I replace it with a $35 hub, rather than buy a new computer.

Apple owners of equipment with c connectors aren’t left out in the cold. You can buy c connector hubs online, but Apple doesn’t make or sell them. That opens the door to shoddy equipment that doesn’t even last a year. Carefully check the reviews for any equipment that you are planning to buy.

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Contra Costa County Community Resources

Getting Connected: Contra Costa County Community Resources

Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, July 31, 2018  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Civic Park Community Center

Join  us as we learn about the plethora of community resources in Contra Costa County!  With presenters from Senior Legal Services, Adult Protective Services, Family Justice Center and the DA’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program this is a great opportunity to get connect to agencies and resources  in our area!

Call 925-943-5851 to sign up.

 

Calendar for the Week of July 15, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday CANCELED Investment Discussion Group CANCELED
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Soon you can schedule a lift with Lyft

This summer, Walnut Creek Recreation is proud to announce the expansion of its senior transportation program with the popular ride sharing app, Lyft!

Lyft was founded in 2012 in San Francisco, California.  It provides on demand transportation by matching riders with nearby drivers who will pick them up and take them where they meed to go.  Each driver is carefully screened, and as of 2017,  Lyft has over 5 million riders.

Qualifying Walnut Creek Seniors Club members age 60+ will soon be able to schedule FREE rides through Lyft by calling Civic Park Community Center or by using the Lyft app.   Rides are available during times that the City’s existing Senior Mini Bus program does not run (i.e. after 3:40 pm, Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday).   It will also supplement the existing Mini Bus service during times of high demand. Priority will be given to non-drivers and those without vehicles,.  All rides must be within Walnut Creek borders.

For more information on the Lyft pilot program, stop by the Civic Park Community Center front desk or call (925) 943- 5851.

The new Lyft pilot program is funded by a generous two-year grant from TRANSPAC, the Transportation Partnership and Cooperation for Contra Costa County.

 

Newsletter – June 2018

Having problems finding  the newsletter online?  Well it’s on the City of Walnut Creek’s web page for 50+.  As this is an extremely large file, I don’t see any reason to duplicate it. There is a link for the city’s “Adults 50+” site on the right side of every web page.  It’s under the Section “Seniors“.  Look for the link titled “Walnut Creek Seniors City Site“.   When you go to this page, just click on the link for the month you want under “Check Out Our Newsletters“.

To make it easier, here is the link for the July 2018 Newsletter.  The city will take this newsletter down in about two months, so if you want a permanent copy, download and save it.

Calendar for the Week of July 8, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm ScreenTime, The National Treasures Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Friday 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Ice Cream Social Civic Park Community Center

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Wanted: Building Attendants for Hire

Have some spare time on your hands or a flexible schedule?  Want to have some extra income?  Walnut Creek Arts & Rec is seeking Building Attendants to assist with setting up rooms for programs and special events!

Please contact Dan Ghelfi at (925) 943-5899 ext. 2113 for more information.