Seniors in the Bathurst region will be able to get up to date with the latest technology through VERTO’s Tech Savvy Seniors course.
Commencing Monday February 10, 2020 the course is aimed at providing seniors with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence they need to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.
The course involves seven sessions which include information on computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, cyber safety, the internet, email and online banking. Participants are able to bring their own personal devices to become familiar with processes they will then use at home.
VERTO has run the course for over four years now, and by the end of the upcoming lessons will have delivered the course to over 220 senior participants in the Central West, Far West and Orana.
Commenting on the course, VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell, said, “It is great to see so many seniors developing the skills they need to be able to keep in touch with family and friends, and retain their independence.”
“VERTO acknowledges that our world is evolving, and so we need to continue to develop our training programs to help older Australians to stay connected.”
The training is delivered through a partnership between the New South Wales Government and Telstra. The course is free of charge for eligible participants (participants must be over 60 years of age).
Program dates: 10, 17 and 24 February, 2, 9, 16 and 17 March, 2020.
Session times: 9 am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm (you will need to attend the same time session for all classes)
Training location: VERTO Bathurst, 227 Howick Street.