It’s the tech revolution!

Older couple using laptop outdoors

Are you in need of some serious lessons in digital literacy? Have you lost your savvy way when it comes to technology? Can’t keep up to date anymore?

Fear no more, Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland is providing Whitsunday senior locals the opportunity to get back up to speed!

Seniors can now improve basic digital literacy as well as learning how to use technology to connect with family and friends for free.

The initiative is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Telstra that will see 38 local governments deliver training through their local public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of Tech Savvy, Mr Barry Omundson says he hopes seniors across the region sign up and become part of the digital community.

“Many seniors have embraced new technology, but some are still overwhelmed or intimidated by the thought of getting online,” Mr Omundson says.

“We can’t wait to help Whitsunday locals get online to pay bills and connect with their grandchildren on Facebook.”

Seniors can learn how to use a variety of technologies from tablet devices, to navigating social media to online shopping.

Telstra Chief Sustainability Officer Tim O’Leary wants to make sure no one misses out on the benefits of being connected as this is becoming increasingly important for seniors.

“Developing the confidence and skills to use technology and be part of the digital community and economy is vital for Queenslanders and seniors. We’re pleased to be expanding the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program to reach new audiences,” Mr O’Leary says.

Whitsunday Regional Council are asking residents to show their interest in a range of workshops offered throughout the year by submitting their names.

Sign up for a Tech Savvy Seniors course today by visiting your local library at Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville or Proserpine.

Get technical, get with it, get savvy!