Keep up, stay safe, stay informed online

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Keep up, stay safe, stay informed online

December 29, 2020

Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus program offers a variety of technology classes to help keep aging adults connected, safe and informed while online.

They can learn how to sign up and use the popular software platform Zoom. It is a great way to stay connected to friends and family or for joining online classes. How to use Zoom training is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr. Cost is $10 for Johnson County residents and $11 for nonresidents.

Also, on the same day (Jan. 9) at the Roeland Park facility, a password protections class will help residents learn how to keep their personal information safe and password protected in a manageable fashion. Cost is $20 for county residents and $22 for nonresidents.

A class on information sourcing will be available at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. The class will help participants discern safe and reputable information sources from satirical or misleading ones.

The class will provide a review of domain infrastructure, the nature of ad revenue and its influence on social media, as well as scholarly outlets for vetted and reliable information. Cost is $13 for county residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Accommodations are being made to all classes to provide for physical distancing and disinfection of equipment prior to, and following, each class.

For more information or to register, call 913-831-3359.