Thanks to Jason O’Donnell, the last stop was taken to connect a printer to a computer at the 56th Street Senior Center.
Since last July, when the computer towers were “temporarily” removed, the center has been without a working computer and printer. In the fall and winter, countless phone calls from seniors resulted in responses of “waiting list,” “no work order,” etc.
Finally, we have a 21st century connection. The Top Shelf Book Club can now search for information relevant to our reading of “The Forsyte Sage” by John Galsworthy. Because of references in the book, members of the book club printed a copy of Goya’s painting, La Vendieme (The Harvest), and pages about “The Beggar’s Opera,” a 1728 work by John Gay. Our total experience is enriched by these downloads.
We are also using computer search engines for various topics in the new Monday series, Lifelong Learning.
With the cooperation of Jason O’Donnell and Ralph Savo (who repaired the printer), seniors have an invaluable tool to learn more about health care, horticulture, current events, and other subjects.
The public should know that no cost to the city was involved in obtaining or connecting the computer and printer. The completion was long overdue, and we appreciate the efforts of all who contributed to the restoration of this essential resource.
BIM & DORIS NEWMAN