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Ways to Connect Virtually 

 

Ways to connect Virtually

 

Zoom: WiseUp has purchased an account for members to use for meetings

For video conferencing for Interest Groups to hold virtual meetings: Free accounts are limited to 40 minute calls. For video conferences it requires a computer or tablet or smartphone with a camera, but you can call in with a regular phone. Click link for a tutorial video on YouTube: 

https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg

https://zoom.us/pricing

Wondering how to get on ZOOM? Here’s a tip sheet to walk you through the steps!

Here’s a video tutorial:

https://youtu.be/d7xXZxRDFUU

How to join a Zoom meeting:

https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

Zoom Instructions from Senior Planet:

https://seniorplanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Zoom.pdf

 

 

Skype (requires creating an account, can Skype for free to others with Skype accounts)

https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Facetime (for Apple Products) and Facebook Messenger are other ways to do video phone calls.

 

Digital Library Access (for all Libraries in Cook County)

Residents who do not currently possess a Public Library Card can receive a temporary 30-day card remotely. The Library wants everyone in Evanston/other Suburbs to be able to make use of digital services like Kanopy, Hoopla, Overdrive, ebooks, and e-audiobooks. Fill out the online form to take advantage of this offer.

Link to online registration form: https://ccs.polarislibrary.com/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx?ctx=19.1033.0.0.2

 

WELL CONNECTED:

(https://covia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Catalog-ENGLISH-Fall-2019.pdf)

Well Connected engages and connects people over the phone. Participants find companionship, information, and intellectual stimulation through a wide array of programs.  Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. Because Well Connected meets 365 days a year, there’s always a chance to connect.

From the Website Encore.org a listing of Articles and Resources:

Activations/community engagement ideas: 

 

Advice for organizations: 

 

Advice for older adults: