Seniors urged to get tech savvy and visit roadshow

The Tech Savvy Seniors roadshow will be in Forster tomorrow to help seniors living in Myall Lakes electorate to leap into the digital world.

Over eight days, the roadshow will visit 10 locations across NSW, two of those in the Myall Lakes electorate.

It will provide digital literacy training for seniors on how to use smartphones and tablets, shop and bank online, and use social media. 

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said that Tech Savvy Seniors was an important initiative, particularly for older people living in regional areas like Forster/Tuncurry, who can often find themselves isolated from some services. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for older people in the Manning and Great Lakes. 

“It will get more seniors accessing information that will benefit their health and social wellbeing.

“I strongly encourage all seniors to come along to the Taree and Forster Tuncurry roadshows,” Mr Bromhead said.

Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies said the benefits of being online cannot be overstated; it helps people connect with their friends and loved ones and access services more easily.

“This program is a key initiative of the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy to help older Australians develop confidence and skills to better participate in all aspects of the community,” Mrs Davies said.

Mr Bromhead said the roadshow will help senior adapt to ever-changing technology advancements.

“It’s through building knowledge, skills and confidence that our NSW seniors are able to thrive in our digital world, from managing their banking online to watching videos of their grandchildren on social media,” Mr Bromhead said.

The tour will stop at the Forster/Tuncurry Community Centre located 12 Breeze Parade Forster (adjacent to MidCoast Council Chambers) between 10am and noon on May 16.

For further information, visit www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors.

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