provides some information
not specific to the Wayne Adult Community Center,
but of importance or possible interest to seniors.
All information was verified when
posted, but some might
have become obsolete since that time.
If you find that any of the information is no longer current,
please notify the Webmaster using
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Phone Numbers of Some State-Wide Seniors-Oriented Organizations
to resource specialists who can guide you to
agencies where you can get help in dealing with
urgent needs or everyday concerns. They
can direct you to state and local health and human
services agencies, food banks, and more. It is
free and confidential.
One-stop information line
Office of Support Services for the Aged
Information on benefit programs
Division of Aging and Community Services
Connect to a State Health Insurance
Healthcare Advocate Volunteer Effort
Report suspected Medicare or Medicaid abuse.
Office of Long Term Care Options
Explore community-based alternatives to
Adult Protective Services
Report abuse, neglect, or
Nursing Home Hotline
For complaints regarding long-term care facilities.
Other Important Phone Numbers and Addresses
|NJ POISON CONTROL
|1-800-962-1253||In case of poisoning or suspected poisoning|
|PERSONAL CRISIS HOTLINE (National)||1-800-SUICIDE||If you're in
suicidal, emotional or family crisis.
There are also local centers in
Morristown (973-540-0100) and
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Report fraud or other consumer
difficulties, and get help.
||State Office of
NJ Division of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 085
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
New Jersey Department of Environmental
news about the environment in the state.
|Help for victims of Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission,
Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580
877-idtheft or 877-382-4357
Trans Union, Fraud Victim Assistance Dept.
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
Equifax, P.O. box 740241, Atlanta, Ga. 30374-0241
Experian, P.O. Box 1017, Allen, Texas 75013
to reduce your liability.
|National Do Not Call Registry for telemarketers||888-382-1222
List takes effect in October, 2003
|Register to forbid most telemarketing calls|
New Jersey Transit
(800) 772-2222 in NJ
Bus and train information - fares, schedules, services, etc.
|Monthly premium:|| Depends on
| Monthly premium
in the examples:
Price of the drugs
|You pay||Medicare pays|
| After that:
| Example 1 -:If the
monthly price of your medications is:
|Month||Drug price||You pay||Medicare pays||Your
cost for drugs
| Your cost
| Example 2 -:If the
monthly price of your medications is:
|Month|| Drug Price
||You pay||Medicare pays||Your
cost for drugs
| Your cost
Below are links to some Web sites that contain
Click on any address to be taken to that site*.
AARP (American Association of Retired People): www.aarp.org
Area code locater: www.LincMad.com/locator.html
Computer technical terms defined: www.whatis.com
Computer time - how to make yours more productive and fun:
Consumer information federal center: www.pueblo.gsa.gov
Request (for your free annual credit report):
Copy this Web site address and paste it into your Web browsers' address bar:
Crime victims, national
center for: www.ncvc.org
Dictionary (uses 300 online dictionaries): www.onelook.com
Donate rice to the hungry, at no cost to you: www.thehungersite.com
Eldercare information: - Nursing home ratings, sources of help, cost information, etc. www.carescout.com/
Federal general information
Federal legislation (and the
federal legislature): http://thomas.loc.gov/
Funeral consumer information: www.funerals.org
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov
Risks of buying medications online www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline
Health information, general: www.healthscout.com
How-To site (how to do almost anything, such as
unclog a sink, deliver puppies, incorporate a business,
shuck oysters, parallel park, and many others: www.ehow.com
Identity theft government site: www.consumer.gov/idtheft
Medical information: Merck
This site is of course oriented to medical orthodoxy, but it has a wealth of valuable information.
New Jersey county and municipal Web sites: www.state.nj.us/localgov.htm
New Jersey state government site: www.state.nj.us
New Jersey Transit Reduced Fare Program: www.njtransit.com/sf_tr_fo_reduced.shtml
New Jersey Transit schedules: www.njtransit.com/sf.shtml
Newspapers, northern New Jersey:
The Record (and Herald News) www.bergen.com
The Star Ledger www.nj.com
Northern New Jersey nearby towns Web sites
Lincoln Park http://www.lincolnpark.org
Ringwood http://www.ringwoodnj.net /
West Milford http://www.township.west-milford.nj.us
Passaic County historical sites: www.passaiccountynj.org/history/history.html
Quotations lookup site: www.quotationspage.com
Reference, general information: www.refdesk.com
Reverse phone directory: www.reversephonedirectory.com
Seniors' assistance program: benefitscheckup.org
Seniors, federal programs for (benefits, services): http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/federalbenefits/index.html
Seniors general Web site: www.zelgo.com
Seniors' online weekly Internet magazine: www.grandtimes.com
Seniors, New Jersey state programs for: http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/benefits/index.html
Time anywhere in the world: www.thetimenow.com
U.S. legislation and
legislature: See "Federal"
Veterans search site: www.gisearch.com
Virus and worm hoax-warning site: www.data-fellows.com/news/hoax
Vision-impaired people's Resources: www.lighthouse.org
Weather disaster preparation: www.weather.com/safeside
Weights and measures conversion: www.megaconverter.com
In order to hasten the demise of the Windows XP operating system and improve the lackluster sales of Windows Vista, Microsoft announced that after June, 2008, manufacturers of new computers would no longer be allowed to ship machines with Windows XP. In the face of a major outcry, the deadline was extended several times, and legal sales of XP didn't end until the summer of 2009, shortly before the release of Windows 7, the successor to Vista, which latter had been roundly criticised and generally rejected by businesses and knowledgeable consumers. For awhile, purchasers will still be able to obtain a machine with XP if they pay for a "downgradeĒ to XP from one of the more expensive flavors of Vista or Windows 7 (that way, the Evil Empire can force you to pay for its newest OS even if you don't want it, but at the least you'll get the OS that you desire), and Microsoft will provide security updates to Windows XP until sometime in 2014.
So Windows XP promises to have a long life. Therefore itís desirable to keep it running well if you're lucky enough to still have it. In the May 15, 2008 issue of the Windows Secrets newsletter, there was an excellent article on ways to do that. Below are some of the salient recommendations:
1. 1. Donít buy the newest version of software unless you need one or more of its features, and if your hardware is working well, donít upgrade drivers just because upgrades are offered free of charge.
2. 2. Rule 1 does not apply to security software and services: Keep antivirus and other antimalware programs up to date, as well as Web browsers and media players such as Quicktime and Flash.
3. 3. Rule 1 also need not apply to utilities that are designed specifically for XP. Some of them can improve the OS or add useful features. Be cautious, though.
4. 4. If you need new hardware of any kind, make sure it is compatible with XP rather than having been designed primarily for Vista or Windows 7.
5. 5. Review the list of programs that start automatically with Windows, and disable the automatic start of programs that you don't need running continuously in the background and sapping computer resources (such as Realplayer and Adobe Reader). The Startup tab in msconfig (a built-in component of XP) will reveal some of them. The program StartupCPL (available from http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) will reveal more, and Autoruns (available from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx) can show them all. Just donít disable anything youíre not absolutely sure about.
6. 6. Get rid of files that you donít need. Not only do they take up space unnecessarily, they slow down disk access. Delete what you will never need again, and store files that you might never need again in an offline medium such as a CD, a DVD, or a flash drive.
7. 7. Use XPís built-in Disk Cleanup tool to get rid of junk files, and run the command:
del /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Local Settings\Temp\*.*" (where 'yourname' is your Windows user name) to get rid of some files that Disk Cleanup does not address.
8. Defragment the hard disk and check it for
errors, periodically (your Webmaster defragments once a week
and checks for disk errors monthly). You
can use XPís built-in task scheduling feature (available in
the System Tools folder) to schedule those things. [Note
added by your webmaster: For defragmentation however, the free
utility program jkDefrag, available from www.kessels.com, and its
successor Mydefrag, available from www.mydefrag.com for
advanced computer users, are recommended by several experts as
superior to the defragmenter built into Windows.]
For the full text of the cited article, go to: http://windowssecrets.com/2008/05/15/03-Keep-XP-fresh-until-Windows-7-arrives
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