iPhone Classes for Seniors

Most of the local colleges and universities offer short classes on a variety of topics for the community. One that caught our eye is:  iPhone for Tech Savvy Seniors through Lifelong Learning Wofford

Taught by a retired engineer and technology instructor, this hands-on class will teach participants how to effectively use their iPhones to be better connected with family and friends. This is an interactive class. Participants will need to bring their own iPhones. Topics include email, text messages, FaceTime, calendars, clocks, cameras, phone scams, emergency tools, apps, Wi-Fi, how to read and understand phone bills and more. This is an iPhones-only class.  Tuesdays 10:00-11:30

To find out more information about this class go to: https://www.wofford.edu/Wofford.edu/Documents/Give/Lifelong%20Learning/LLL-course-catalog.pdf

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SBA Resource Day

Calling all start-ups! The SBA Small Business Resource Day has been designed for small business owners who want to connect with the counseling, capital, and contracting resources in the Federal Government. The workshop will cover the SBA’s counseling services (SBDC and SCORE), financing programs, and disaster loan programs.  Please call 596-6218 to register. 

Wednesday, August 21 9:00 am to noon in the Hoechst-Celanese room at the Headquarters Library, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg.

 

REAL ID

Do you have a REAL ID license or card yet? The US Congress passed the REAL ID Act of 2005 as a result of 9/11 and the need to standardize government-issued identifications, like driver’s licenses.

On or after October 1, 2020, a REAL ID license or ID, or another form of federally approved identification, such as a valid US Passport or military ID, will be required to:

  • Board a commercial flight (even within the US)
  • Enter a military base
  • Visit a federal building that requires ID to be shown at the door
    (You do NOT need a REAL ID to access federal courts)

How do you get a REAL ID? You must visit a SCDMV branch to obtain one. For more information go to http://www.scdmvonline.com

Better than Dr. Google

Healthy employees make healthy businesses.  And don’t get your health information from just anyone.  Spartanburg County Public Libraries offer access to health databases containing a wealth of information, including articles (both consumer and research oriented); encyclopedias and reference books; videos, images and diagrams; drug information, and more. Access is free to SCPL library card holders. Find it at http://spartanburglibraries.org, click on Learning Tools, and then select from the following:
  • MEDLINE
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Alt HealthWatch
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Please call us at 864-596-3505 for additional assistance.

Health Insurance for Small Businesses

Are you a small business employer wanting to provide your employees with health insurance?  The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is the name of the small group health insurance exchange that the federal government established in South Carolina.  Small employers that purchase health insurance through the SHOP may be eligible for federal tax credits under federal eligibility criteria.  For more information, please visit healthcare.gov/small-businesses/ or call the SHOP call center, 1 (800) 706-7893, which is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.