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Tech Savvy Seniors is coming to Hurstville Library

Posted 21 March 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is inviting seniors to learn about technology as part of the free Tech Savvy Seniors program at Hurstville City Library from 31 March to 19 May 2016.

Mayor Badalati said the free technology training aims to encourage more seniors to embrace information technology and will be available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

“The Tech Savvy Seniors program is fun, hands-on and designed to assist seniors with everyday online tasks,” he said.

“By participating as trainees in the program, seniors will be assisted to develop the confidence and skills necessary to actively participate in the digital community.

“The training is aimed at older people with very little or no experience of using technology and includes basic introductory courses on use of iPads, the Internet, email and social media.

“The Tech Savvy Seniors program promotes social connections within communities and endeavours to facilitate easier access to information which can improve wellbeing.”

Event details:
Introduction to iPad tablets
English: 18 May 10.00am-12.00pm
Cantonese: 31 March 10.00am-12.00pm
Mandarin: 28 April 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to the internet - Part 1
Cantonese: 7 April 10.00am-12.00pm
Mandarin: 5 May 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to the Internet - Part 2
Cantonese: 14 April 10.00am-12.00pm
Mandarin: 12 May 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to email
Cantonese: 21 April 10.00am-12.00pm
Mandarin: 19 May 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue : Hurstville City Library, corner Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville
RSVP : Bookings are essential. To book visit the ‘What’s On’ section at www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg or call (02) 9330 6111.

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