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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

​Free workshops to help seniors with digital technology

Free workshops are being held at Eurobodalla libraries to help older residents participate in the digital world.

Funded by Telstra and run by Eurobodalla Council, Tech Savvy Seniors helps older people develop skills and build confidence in using technology.

Free workshops will be held this month at the Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Libraries on ‘sharing photos and other attachments online’ and an ‘intro to smartphones’.

The two sessions are in addition to weekly sessions at Batemans Bay Library held over the month of May.

Council’s libraries manager Linda Heald said the program aimed to help older Australians use technology for socialising, accessing important services and conducting personal business.

“Tech Savvy Seniors workshops are a great opportunity to learn all the basics as well as some tips and tricks in getting online,” she said.

“We’ve been running these sessions for a while and it’s great to see people’s confidence grow after each session.

“Because people learn on their own device it is more effective, personalised training and each session has a 22-page training guide that people get to take home.”

Participants are welcome to any library session, but are asked to bring their own device.

Sessions at Batemans Bay Library include: Intro to Smartphones, Tuesday 21 May, 1.30pm and Sharing photos and other attachments online on Tuesday 28 May, 1.30pm – to book or for more information phone 4472 5850.

Sessions at Moruya Library include: Intro to smartphones on Friday 17 May, 10.30am, and Sharing photos and other attachments online on Friday 24 May, 10.30am – to book or for more information phone 4474 1333.

Sessions at Narooma Library include: Introduction to smartphones, Monday 20 May, 10.30am and Sharing photos and other attachments online on Monday 27 May, 10.30am – to book or for more information phone 4476 1164.

More sessions to assist residents to improve their digital literacy will be held at local libraries throughout the year – for more information keep an eye on Council’s website or pick up a copy of Library Link at your local library.

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