Shoalhaven Libraries has received funding from the NSW government to deliver some much needed technology training. In coming months Nowra Library will be able to deliver 10 technology classes through the Tech Savvy Seniors Program.
In conjunction with the Kiama/Shoalhaven Community Colleges, participants will be trained in a range of digital modules, including Androids, iPads, banking and shopping online, sharing photos and introduction to transport apps.
Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas, the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting business. Nowra Library will open classes for bookings soon.
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Another successful grant was received through Be Connected which is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology. Through the Be Connected online resources, Australians will be able to learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet, including:
- being safer while online;
- talking to or seeing family and friends who live far away;
- finding new friends who share interests and hobbies;
- connecting with old friends;
- keeping up to date with what's happening in communities and around the world;
- shopping and selling online, safely and securely.
Sanctuary Point, Ulladulla and Nowra libraries will be holding demonstrations to look at the Be Connected program website, access eBooks and eAudios at home, have a brief overview of library databases and explore the new library app. Sessions will include morning tea and the chance to win technology prizes. Bookings for these events can be made at Shoalhavenlibraries.com.au/events. For more information phone Robin Sharpe on 4429 3705.
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