Mayor Paul Hawker (centre) with participants in the English Tech Savvy Seniors program Kathleen and Robert Fraser. Picture: Peta GismondoNon-English speaking seniors wishing to brush up on their technological skills need look no further than CampbelltownLibrary.
Mayor Paul Hawker (centre) with participants in the English Tech Savvy Seniors program Kathleen and Robert Fraser. Picture: Peta Gismondo
Campbelltown Council’s Tech Savvy Seniors program is back after a successful trial in 2015, helping seniors navigate today’s technologically advanced world and stay connected.
Seniors will learn all the basics in the free classes –like sending emails, accessing the internet, finding information and connecting with friends and family –in Hindi and Mandarin.
Hindi sessions begin on Wednesday, February 27 at HJ Daley Library, while Mandarin sessions will start on Wednesday, June 1.
Campbelltown mayor Paul Hawker said the classes are a great opportunity for seniors to pick up a new skill.
“Information technology can open all sorts of new possibilities and make life easier,” he said.
“Many seniors have embraced the new technology, but some still feel intimidated by the thought of using a computer or smart phone.
“We hope the workshops will give residents the confidence to make the most of the digital world by connecting with the people they care aboutand pursuing hobbies and interests online.”
Bilingual trainers will ensure Hindi- and Mandarin-speaking residents get the most out of their lessons and teaching notes and resources will be provided.
Bookings are essential as places are limited in the program.
Details: 4645 4444, campbelltown.nsw.gov备案老域名/ITBiscuits.
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