Canowindra Library is pleased to announce a continuation of their computer help programs.
Tech Savvy Seniors are free computer classes presented in partnership with Telstra, the NSW Government and the State Library covering subjects like smartphones, tablets, internet, social media and photos.
Tech Savvy is designed to give older people or those who have missed out on learning to use technology, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting personal business.
Canowindra Librarian Rossanne Holmes said it is important for seniors to have skills with digital technology to keep them connected with family and friends, and remain independent in accessing government and other online services.
“People are really grateful when we can help solve a technology problem,” Rossanne said. “We are pleased when people are able to communicate with friends and family when they are far away or use library resources online like borrowing an audiobook. Tech Savvy classes are held in small groups with extra assistance to help people individually.”
“Some people can struggle when faced with complicated online facilities like email, Facebook or online forms. Tech Savvy Seniors can help them to make sense of this online world and share their learning with others who have similar experiences,”continued Rossanne.
Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Canowindra Library will take place on 6 June from 11.30am-1pm for Introduction to Tablets and on 13 June from 11.30am-1pm for Introduction to Smartphones. On both days, the 6th and 13th June technology mentors will be available to book half hour individual sessions from 2pm. You can bring your own device and get help with some of your technology questions. They will also introduce you to a self-help website www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au It offers free mini courses to help you get the most out of your device.
Please book your place by calling Canowindra Library on 6344 1796.