Technology Club

Updated 5-3-22

All residents are welcome not only to attend Tech Forum meetings, but also to participate in the various projects which include the Geek Squad, Sunnyside Times and Technology Program Assistance Group & Social Hour. These and their POCs are discussed below

General POC and Meeting Information:

  • Colleen Cahill-Landis (8826)
  • 1st Monday of every month 10:30 am
  • Presently via Zoom

Purpose (Under review)

Sunnyside Tech Forum is a resident club with the purpose to explore, support, and encourage the use of technology by residents. This may be for improvement of life at Sunnyside or just pure enjoyment of new cutting-edge capabilities. The Tech forum also provides input to the Resident Council as required as a standing committee. The Tech Forum operates as a collection of members who informally organize themselves into projects (> 3 people). The Tech Forum is actively seeking participants to join the Tech Forum or one of its many projects with both their time, talents and their ideas.


A small group of residents met in April 2009 to share their interest in computers. They decided that their goal was to educate themselves and other residents. The club grew over the years until today it has over 100 people on its email list for reminders and information. Projects naturally were formed with interested parties and include the Geek Squad (to assist residents with their technology issues), TPAG&SH (to sponsor monthly tech talks), Sunnyside Times (a resident led website), and Sunnyside Writers which was spun off as its own club. Members also have a number of their own on-going technology projects which may grow into a project (e.g., virtual reality glasses program).

Project (In no special order)

Geek Squad

  • Contact Colleen Cahill-Landis (8826)
  • Meeting Schedule: every fourth Monday from 1 - 2 pm
  • Meeting location: Allegheny Room, HL


  • Assists residents with their current technologies at their request
  • Provides advice on replacement and upgrades to technology
  • Monthly help sessions in Allegheny Room, HL

URL: Technical Advice Article: Geek Squad

Technology Program Assistance Group & Social Hour (TPAG&SH)

  • Contact Jim Kellett (4798)
  • Meeting Schedule: every Wed. at 4 pm
  • Meeting location: via Zoom (at present)


  • Meets to discuss future programs for resident presentations (e.g., Tech Talks)
  • Also tracks general resident presentations (e.g., Green Community and Sunnyside 101)

URL: Coming Soon

Sunnyside Times

  • Contact Linda Bradley (8663)
  • Meeting Schedule:
  • Meeting location:


  • Online website with current Sunnyside articles of interest
  • Unplugged provides a hardcopy of selected articles from the website that are printed for residents in Health Care, Assisted Living and those who opt in from Independent Living
  • Includes other items of resident interest (e.g., maps, clubs and birthdays)

Annual Tech Faire

Contact Colleen Cahill-Landis (8826) Meeting Schedule: Sept. 9, 2022, Annual Meeting location: Bethesda Theatre


  • Expose residents and staff to technology for seniors; Sunnyside Marketing is a partner for this event.
  • Provide a hands-on experience

URL: Tech Faire

Article: 2021 Tech Faire

Individually Promote Technology (IPT)

Individuals in the Tech Club are pursing the following technologies. They may become projects with adequate interest (typically 3 or more people and regular meetings.)


a. Liaison with Sunnyside IT department
b. Electronic recycling
c. Echo Dot program
d. VR glasses program
e. Drones
f. Computer control of light displays (e.g., Pavilion Christmas light show)
g. Educational programs
h. Ham radio
i. Weather Station


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