MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has is encouraging local seniors to sign up to the new Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program.
The initiative, funded through a partnership between Telstra and the Queensland Government, aims to help those over 60 years of age to develop their confidence and skills with technology. It will be delivered as workshops by local councils including Aurukun, Cook, Douglas Shire, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Napranum, Pormpuraaw, Torres Strait, Weipa, and Wujal Wujal.
Mr Entsch said: “It’s important that our seniors embrace information technology, which has a profound ability to reduce social isolation, improve access to government services, and generally connect with the online community.
“It’s understandable that some of us might be hesitant or even fearful of the internet, but it can truly make many tasks easier ? from banking and business, to shopping and communicating with family across the world.
“These workshops cover the basics of using smart phones and tablets, understanding how to choose a computer for your home, using social media like Facebook, email and searching for information on Google,” said Mr Entsch.
The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland training sessions will be delivered free through public libraries, with the libraries providing all the necessary technology.
They are designed for seniors with no previous computer experience, or those with limited technology skills.
Contact your local library for more information and to enrol.