Seniors to receive free access to internet training

Senior will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment.bobbaldwin

The Abbott Government has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians continue building their digital skills under the Broadband for Seniors programme.

Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin said that older people in the electorate would be able to learn important online skills including how to send emails, be cyber safe and use social media to stay in touch with friends and family.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to build confidence and skills using the computer and the internet,” Mr Baldwin said.

“This funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to ensuring older people in Paterson don’t get left behind in the digital age,” Mr Baldwin said.

“Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one or small group training covering topics such as how to send emails, be cyber safe and use social media in a supportive and welcoming environment,” Mr Baldwin said.

“Broadband for Seniors provides support to help older Australians feel confident using technology.”

Broadband for Seniors Kiosks in Paterson will continue to have access to training tools and resources to support their volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one or small group training for seniors.

There are Broadband for Seniors kiosks in the following locations:

Anna Bay Public School, Gan Gan Faily Centre, Dungog and District Retirement Living Ltd, Dungog Information and Neighbourhood Services Incorporated, Forster Neighbourhood Centre Inc, Forster-Tuncurry District Senior Citizens Association Inc, Great Lakes Council – Great Lakes Public Library, Great Lakes Nursing Home, Karuah Working Together Incorporated, Nelson Bay Diggers, Port Stephens Council, Raymond Terrace Senior Citizens Incorporated, Stockland Development Pty Limited – Golden Ponds Retirement Resort, Tanilba Bay Senior Citizens and Village Projects Pty Limited.

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