UPCOMING MEETINGS (ordinarily held every other month on second Thursdays from noon – 1:00 PM at Anderson Township Senior Center)

  • 10/10 – Sarah will provide a “Microsoft Update” – all the cool stuff that will be enhancing our technological lives in the days ahead
  • 12/12 – holiday gathering with discussion of our favorite technologies: apps, websites, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: check this website prior to the meeting if you are attending for a particular subject. On rare occasions presenters have to cancel at the last moment  and when/if this happens, we will still hold meetings and have “tips & tricks” open microphone sessions

Among “potpourri topics” for future months include:

  • minimizing nuisances/spam/callers (phone, email, landline);
  • $$$ waste/value of Lifelock; cloud storage;
  • Facebook – innovations in past year; inserting pictures before or after text
  • Social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Advantages of each, drawbacks, cost? Grid: generations that use which social media the most (Millenials – Instagram, etc.)
  • Music: Spotify, Amazon Music, others?
  • FAQ’s in general: Where do you go to find out people’s email addresses?, etc.
  • Essential Tech Tools for Older Adults

WINDOWS 7 NOTE: Here is some key commentary from Microsoft relating to Windows 7 coming to an end on 1/14/20 and potential issues: 

“While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10.”

You can sign up here to receive notices for future meetings (or use the “Request Communications” tab near the top of this page)

Have a suggested topic for a future meeting? Suggest those HERE

Want to share a “short link” for ESTT with friends? It’s this: http://bit.ly/ESTTCincinnati


  • We meet the second Thursday of every other month (though we sometimes decide to take a summer month or two off!)
  • We meet at the Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255
  • 11:45 AM networking time (feel free to “brown bag” lunch if you want or buy lunch from the Anderson Senior Center – call 474-3100 a day or more in advance to reserve a lunch)
  • Noon – presentation, usually concluding with a Question & Answer session
  • 1:00 PM – presentation / Q&A concludes; clean-up and follow-up discussions ensue


ESTT events are free of charge unless noted otherwise. We encourage regular attendees to become members of Anderson Township Senior Center as a support of our hosts. ATSC membership information is HERE

Featured APPs

ELEVATE – brain training

Technology Humor – click HERE for many  and below for a few specific ones




POINTS TO PONDER – technology is a blessing and a curse…

FUTURE PLANS – see possibilities HERE


2019 ———————————————————————————————————–

8/8 – We covered Facebook basics. Now “Friends of Anderson Township Senior Center” has a Facebook page HERE

6/11 @ 12:15 PM [NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE] – Humana spent time with us on a Social Media Overview

4/11 – “Heads in the Clouds: cloud-based resources for easy storage and access of documents, pictures and much, much more!” Key topics from Sarah and Steve’s presentation are HERE, including a special note from Sarah about Windows 7

2/14 – Scams (continued)” presented by Sarah Yocis.  HERE is an AARP primer on the topic

1/10 – Steve talked about accessing free, online tech tutorials designed specifically for seniors (links in RESOURCES section) The outline of the talk is HERE

2018 ———————————————————————————————————–

12/13 Dessert potluck – we discussed the Echo dot. Here are other tips from Kim Komando


We are people on the east side of Cincinnati** interested in technology and learning more about it and how it can help us and others.  After each gathering we’re more aware of what is going on around us that relates to technology and how we might use it (or not!)

Our regular speakers include:

  • Sarah Yocis is a Community Development Specialist with Microsoft who presents to us regularly

  • Steve Long is a repurposed marketing research consultant who taught for years at the ASC’s Computer Learning Center, directed Job Search Learning Labs and now facilitates the ESTT meetings. See more about Steve here



Occasional speakers include:

  • Kathy Rose is an innovative & strategy-focused Market Research professional who is now retired but still following her passion for social media marketing. She has volunteered her research and media talents with the Job Search Learning Labs (JSLL) and other regional groups interested in social media
  • Dr. Roger Giesel is a former Cincinnati pediatrician. He has taught for 13 years at tRoger Gieselhe Anderson Senior Center, including five-week courses on Picasa, Photostory, Internet and email, Paint Shop Pro, and others. He is now retired and has taught many sessions on using iPhones/iPads for seniors at his home – the Deupree House in Hyde Park – and at OLLI at University of Cincinnati.
  • Doug Neiheisel is the owner of DR Micro, a wonderful computer repair/solutions store just down the road at 8016 Beechmont. See more about Doug and DR Micro here
  • Microsoft – Kenwood: See more about the store here

** including but not restricted to the areas of Anderson Township, Mt. Washington, Newtown, Batavia, Amelia, Cherry Grove, Withamsville, New Richmond and Eastgate


10 Tips for Teaching Tech to Seniors

We have the following equipment available for your use

  • Epson 7230 projector for large screen (roughly 10′ diagonal) – wireless and HDMI connections available to this
  • Microsoft wireless adapter (click HERE to see if your device will work with this wi-fi device)
  • 42″ monitor with HDMI inputs
  • voice microphones — we will sometimes advocate this since the ambient noise can be a little high at times

Please contact Steve in advance if you have questions on any of this…

Roger shares about iPhones
Lots of interested questioners
Facebook training
David and Sarah from Microsoft