Become a tech savvy senior

Don't get left behind in the digital age we now live in! Become a Tech Savvy Senior by taking part in the upcoming fun and FREE technology workshops for local seniors at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries. 

Don't get left behind in the digital age we now live in! Become a Tech Savvy Senior by taking part in the upcoming fun and FREE technology workshops for local seniors at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries.  

Members of the community are invited to join one of the small, friendly workshops supported by expert library staff where you can learn new skills to help you get connected and take the first step to becoming tech savvy.  

These two hour workshops will take place on Mondays at Cessnock Library on 5 and 26 February, 30 April and 21 May 2018 and will take place on Fridays at Kurri Kurri Library on 9 February, 2 March, 4 May and 25 May 2018. The workshops will run from 10am to 12 noon. 

Tech Savvy Seniors is a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra and the two hour workshops include an introduction to computers and a two-part introduction to the internet.

The program aims to help seniors with little or no digital experience develop skills and confidence in using technology for a wide range of things. 

The workshops are both fun and hands-on and include getting started with a PC, using a mouse, creating a basic document, surfing the net, online shopping and banking, social media, cyber safety and more!

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging local seniors to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  

“These workshops are for people who have never used computers before or find using them a little daunting. It’s about teaching you that computers aren’t terrifying or to be avoided, but are an incredibly useful tool when you know how to use them.”  

“The internet has become quite user-friendly in recent years and anybody is capable of accessing millions of websites, sending emails, shopping and banking online, and much more,” added Cr Pynsent.   

Bookings are essential, so call Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638 to book your spot today. 

 1/29/2018