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Agenda For March 2017
7 - Tips for Staying Safe Online and
Preventing Identity Theft
Bob Gostischa is returning to help us learn to use
the tools that make visiting the Internet safe and enjoyable.
His talk will be relevant to Computers (Windows and
Mac), tablets and Smart phones.
Its important to use the right tools once you
get to the Internet.
It's important to exercise caution when visiting the
It's important to avoid the dangers found on the Internet.
Bob Gostischa, after a successful career in
banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiast IT security
expert, most notably for Avast Software. Avast
is the creator of Avast! anti-virus software. The Avast
website has a discussion and help forum, where Bob
has been helping with security-related and general computer
issues since 2004. He has contributed over 35,000 forum interactions.
Come to the meeting to join presenter Bob Gostischa
as he explains the dos and donts and what you need to
know to stay safe on your devices and the Internet.
March 21 - Hoarding
will welcome a representative of the Department of Mental
Health, Los Angeles County. His presentation explains
the program which covers the entire county. This will be a
brief description of what they do.
Hoarding is a growing problem in America that has
affected all walks of life, and, in particular, among older
adults. Managing hoarding behaviors and providing solutions
is a challenging and complex process,
which often requires multi-agency involvement as well as family
and community support.
They have become the counties experts on hoarding by default,
because they have seen so many hoarders and decided it was
necessary to find out how to treat and help people who clutter
While I believe no one in our group is in need of these services,
it behooves us to be aware of what is available. There can
be times when this information may help a neighbor, friend
or even a relative. The Los Angeles County Department of
Mental Health provides a range of
programs and services designed for older adults (60+) who
reside in Los Angeles County. The service that I think is
most likely to be helpful is the Hoarding Task Force.
We see on the news every so often where an emergency occurs
in the home of a hoarder, always in a very advanced state.
Wouldnt it have been better if someone had intervened
before it became such a desperate situation?
There is an annual Hoarding Conference each year that
is available to the public for free. This year its scheduled
for June 22, 2017.
March 28 - Dining
9420 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA, 91324
For this dining event we will try a new eatery that returns
20% of the purchases. PizzaRev is located in Northridge
so it is convenient for almost everyone.
PizzaRev has a different approach to pizza in that
you Craft Your Own custom personal pizza. They specialize
in thin and crispy personal-sized artisanal pizza that you
build yourself choosing all your favorites from our homemade
dough options, all-natural sauces, premium Italian cheeses
and over 30 topping options -- all for one flat price! Gluten
vegan options also available. Once completed, your pizza is
flame-fired in our stone-bed oven in just three minutes.
Our members who have already taken advantage of what is offered
are raving about it. So come see for yourself what a great
meal you can create.
With their generous sharing program, TUGNET benefits so bring
friends and family. Apparently, you can
just tell them you are with TUGNET and do not need the flyer.
How easy is that! With their generous sharing program, TUGNET
benefits so bring friends and family.
Look forward to seeing you. Remember to invite friends
and family to come as well. Most
get there between 5 & 6 p.m.
Thanks to all who have supported our dining events through
the year, it has helped our treasury while you had a pleasant
time and filled your tummies. We will continue to keep you
informed of the schedule of restaurants in the new year.
Please note: Dining events will
be planned for the fourth Tuesday from January on. That will
accommodate the board of directors meeting changing to the
second Tuesday each month.
There is no easier way that I know of to help our treasury,
assuming that we have good participation. If you can invite
someone to come with you - or meet you there, wouldnt
that be grand? If we could garner a check for at least $100
each time we have a dining event, with two events wed
have one night of our meeting room rent covered. Now tell
me, whats better than that?
If you have a favorite restaurant youd
like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know
about it. His contact info is on page 3. He is happy to work
with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is
surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in
this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers
who otherwise wouldnt be there!
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