March 14, 2019
Seniors within the Bathurst region will be able to get up to date with the latest technology through VERTO’s Tech Savvy Seniors course. 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 that 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.
Bathurst local, Elizabeth Inwood, has enrolled in the Tech Savvy Seniors course and explained, “I am excited to update my computer, phone and tablet skills and find out how to use technology I have never used before. These days, things change rapidly, and I want to keep up.”
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.”
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: 15, 22, 29 March 2019 and 3, 10 May 2019
Session Times: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Training Location: VERTO Bathurst, 227 Howick Street