Tuesday, 16 May 2017
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today urged seniors living in and around Guyra to leap into the digital world, as the Tech Savvy Seniors roadshow arrives in the region this Wednesday.
The digital workshop will be held on at the Guyra Adult Learning Centre (Community College) and provide digital literacy training for seniors on how to use smartphones and tablets, shop and bank online and use social media.
Mr Marshall said the Tech Savvy Seniors was an important initiative, particularly for older people living in rural areas, who can often find themselves isolated from services.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for older people in Guyra,” he said. “It will get more seniors accessing information that will benefit their health and social wellbeing.
“I strongly encourage all seniors to come along to the roadshow and hear from the experts about getting more tech savvy as well as a presentation from Telstra representatives on avoiding online scammers.”
Mr Marshall said the benefits of being online couldn’t be overstated; it helps people connect with their friends and loved ones and access services more easily.
“This program is a key initiative of the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy to help older Australians develop confidence and skills to better participate in all aspects of the community,” Mr Marshall said.
Tech Savvy Seniors is delivered in partnership with Telstra, and was first launched in 2012.
Telstra Area General Manager for Central NSW Tricia Wilson said she couldn’t wait to see seniors in country areas getting digital.
“It’s through building knowledge, skills and confidence that our NSW seniors are able to thrive in our digital world, from managing their banking online to watching videos of their grandchildren on social media,” Ms Wilson said.
Wednesday’s Tech Savvy Seniors roadshow in Guyra will be held at the Guyra Adult Learning Centre (Community College) from 9.30 to 11.30am. Bookings are not required and trainers will be on hand to assist seniors with their general questions and troubleshooting.
For further information, please visit www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors