Uralla Shire Seniors encouraged to get ‘Tech Savvy’

Published on 01 February 2021

Seniors are encouraged to enhance their digital skills at the Uralla Library’s ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ training sessions, which will run from 3 February 2021 to 24 March 2021.

The Uralla Library was awarded grant funding through the State Library of NSW to deliver eight weeks of the ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ program starting on Wednesday, 3 February 2021.

Uralla Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Pearce said the free sessions would help Uralla seniors enjoy the benefits of being connected online in an increasingly digital world.

“This past year has taught us how important it is to stay connected to family and friends online, and we want to help seniors feel comfortable using digital technologies.”

“Sessions are designed to be fun and hands-on, and to assist with everyday online tasks relating to business, communication, and recreation.”

“Having confidence with digital technologies can help individuals save money, breaks down social barriers, and opens up a realm of learning and engagement opportunities,” Mayor Pearce said.

Tech Savvy Seniors NSW is an initiative in partnership between the NSW Government, the State Library of NSW, and Telstra.

Training is delivered free of charge in NSW public libraries as a key commitment of the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy 2016 to 2020 which aims to help older people live healthy, active and happy lives.

The program provides training sessions at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on the use of computers, tablets, smartphones, and online applications such as email, social media banking and shopping.

The Uralla Library training sessions will run every Wednesday from 10:00am, 3 February to 24 March 2021.

For the schedule of training sessions held at the Uralla Library, visit the Council website at www.uralla.nsw.gov.au/Community/Community-Events/Tech-Savvy-Seniors-2021.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Uralla Shire Council
council@uralla.nsw.gov.au | 02 6778 6300

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