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Seniors can improve their digital literacy for free as the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program rolls out across the region.
Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland will provide an opportunity for training to older Queenslanders in basic digital literacy and encourage them to use technology to connect with family and the broader community. Seniors can sign up to learn how to use a tablet device, navigate social media, shop online and access government services.
An initiative of State Library of Queensland, Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Telstra that will see 38 Queensland Local Governments deliver training through their local public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Barry Omundson said that he hoped all Queenslanders could become part of the digital community.
“Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland joins a suite of initiatives introduced by the Queensland Government, aiming to improve older Queenslander’s access to online information and services,” Mr Omundson said.
“I encourage any Whitsunday seniors who want to improve their technology skills to sign up for a free course, and give it a go,” he said.
“Many seniors have embraced new technology, but some are still overwhelmed or intimidated by the thought of getting online,”
“We can’t wait to help Whitsunday locals get online to pay bills and connect with their grandchildren on Facebook.”
Whitsunday Regional Council Libraries are asking residents to show their interest in the range of workshops by submitting their names for one of many workshops to be delivered across the region during the year.
Sign up for a Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland course at Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville & Proserpine by visiting your local library.
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