Seniors become tech-savvy

Seniors will have the chance to learn or brush up on some new skills with computers and other devices as the Cowra Library hosts a series of workshops throughout the year. 

The tech-savvy seniors classes began last Saturday, with participants learning the basics about computers. 

Caroline Eisenhauer from Cowra Library said the workshops were a part of a nation-wide program from Telstra. 

“This is a program that’s been rolled out by Telstra, it’s Australia wide, it’s available at all public libraries and you get a grant for it,” she said. 

“So we put in and got the grant to run ten workshops at the Cowra Library.” 

Caroline said the classes will cater for different needs, devices and skill levels. 

“This was the first class so it was a beginner’s course for computers,” she said. 

“So they learnt the parts of a computer and how to turn it on and off, how to connect to the internet using a web browser, all the very basic stuff.

“Some of them had never used a mouse either so that was a learning experience in itself.” 

Caroline said each workshop will focus on something different. 

“They will be taught a different thing each time and then there are some people who are computer literate already and they just want to come in and learn about something like their iPads,” she said. 

With only eight spots in each group, there are only a small number of spots left for classes later in the year. Phone or call into the Cowra Library to secure your place.