TECH SAVVY SENIORS TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES HUGE BOOST

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Ageing John Ajaka of the expansion of the popular Tech Savvy Seniors program, which will provide access to free or low cost technology training to seniors right across the Northern Tablelands region.

Mr Marshall said the well-patronised program would now be available to seniors in Moree, Inverell, Warialda, Guyra and Armidale.

“Last year I had the pleasure of meeting some of the Tech Savvy program’s participants at the Inverell Shire Library. I was delighted to see there was so much interest in the classes and the seniors were eager to point out ‘its never too late to learn’,” Mr Marshall said.

“The NSW Government in partnership with Telstra will deliver a total of 38,000 places in the program over the next four years, ensuring that seniors can experience the benefits that today’s new technology has to offer.

“This is an excellent example of government and the business community working together to increase opportunities for seniors and supporting our ageing population.

“The program began in 2012 and is changing seniors’ lives – from how they shop and get information to how they connect with family and friends. We want to make sure that no one is left behind because everyone, no matter where they live, should have an opportunity to participate in the digital world.

“I encourage seniors to get involved and register so they can learn how to become Tech Savvy.”

Mr Marshall said the course covers topics such as setting up email, going online shopping, using internet banking and an introduction to social media.

For further information on training topics, dates and locations for Armidale and Guyra call the Guyra Adult Learning on 02 67792132.

For Moree, Inverell and Warialda call the Northern Inland Community College on 02 67821221, or visit the Tech Savvy Seniors program site at www.telstra.com/seniors

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