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Seniors, get tech savvy

Jun 18, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett Seniors can improve their digital literacy for FREE as the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program returns to North Burnett Regional Council Libraries this month. 

The program is giving Queensland Seniors the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business. Since the program began in 2016, 26,508 seniors have embraced digital technology by participating in 5,473 free training sessions delivered across the state.

The Tech Savvy Seniors Program is here to help seniors get connected and participate in the online world, by increasing digital inclusion, reducing social isolation, increasing access to information and services via the internet and improving awareness and resilience to online fraud.

Mayor Chambers is excited that Council Libraries can once again deliver the Tech Savvy Senior Program to the North Burnett community.  “Council appreciates the financial assistance from the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland as well as the ongoing support of Telstra which allows us to share skills with members of our community to safely navigate the online world that we are a part of” Mayor Chambers said.

The 2019 program will commence in Gayndah, Monto and Mt Perry from late June followed by Eidsvold, Biggenden and Mundubbera in September. Courses on offer include:

  • computers
  • cyber safety
  • internet
  • social media
  • Create an email account
  • tablets
  • online shopping
  • And more…

Dedicated Library training has been included this year to help community members use the new online Library catalogue ‘Aurora Montage’ and navigate the world of eResources including eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies and more.

For more information on courses and training times visit Council’s website. To register to attend any of the sessions or to find out about other programs, visit your local library, call 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.