Senior workshop helps turn memories and candid photos into great gifts

Sometimes the best gifts are reminders of good times, happy memories, childhoods and family. Photo gifts can serve to celebrate lost family members, summarize a year or recall special moments.

Judy Bujold will lead a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Room 12, in which participants will learn how to create their own digital photo calendars.

The workshop has two components: scanning original loose photos into digital versions; and then arranging the photos into neatly designed calendars.

Participants provide up to 24 loose photos for scanning. Photos on smartphones, laptops, and random digital folders can be used. Judy has the equipment and software to scan large and odd-size documents and photos in high resolutions, high speeds and large volumes. Judy will lead participants through the step-by-step process of Shutterfly’s calendar building program. Shutterfly calendars usually retail for $25-35, a good deal for a customizable product with high-quality paper and ink.

With this program, participants will have access to a variety of templates, digital scrapbooking papers, stickers, graphics and more. These features allow users to create beautiful calendars with relative ease. Judy has led photo workshops in the Senior Center over the last several years. Her business, Captured Moments, focuses on helping clients preserve their memories.

She is a member of the Association of Professional Photo Organizers.

Judy loves working with people who share her passion for bringing their photo memories back to life.

“Older adults have so many more memories and usually are quite eager to learn about restoring and preserving those memories for their family,” Judy says.

To register, call 916 452-3005 ext. 208. Advance registration is required. Attendance is limited to eight participants. The fee is $40, which includes digitizing photos and holiday calendar instruction. Please bring a laptop and charger. For more information about Judy Bujold and her Captured Moments business, visit



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