Seniors encouraged to get tech savvy at Cowra Library

Cowra Librarian Caroline Eisenhauer said it is important for seniors to have skills with digital technology to keep them connected with family and friends and using online services.
Cowra Librarian Caroline Eisenhauer said it is important for seniors to have skills with digital technology to keep them connected with family and friends and using online services.

Cowra Library is pleased to announce a continuation of their computer help programs.

Tech Savvy is designed to give older people or those who have missed out on learning to use technology, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting personal business.

Cowra Librarian Caroline Eisenhauer said it is important for seniors to have skills with digital technology to keep them connected with family and friends, and remain independent in accessing government and other online services.

"People are really grateful when we can help solve a technology problem," she said.

"We are pleased when people are able to communicate with friends and family when they are far away or use library resources online like borrowing an audiobook.

"Tech Savvy classes are held in small groups with extra assistance to help people individually.

"Some people can struggle when faced with complicated online facilities like email, facebook or online forms. Tech Savvy Seniors can help them to make sense of this online world and share their learning with others who have similar experiences," she said.

Tech Savvy Seniors are free computer classes presented in partnership with Telstra, the NSW Government and the State Library covering subjects like smartphones, tablets, internet, social media and photos.

Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Cowra - Mondays:

  • May 6, 2pm - 3.30pm Introduction to computers
  • May 13, 2pm - 3.30pm Introduction to the internet
  • May 20, 2pm - 3.30pm Introduction to email
  • May 27, 2pm - 3.30pm Introduction to tablets
  • June 3, 2pm - 3.30pm Introduction to social media

Please book your place by calling Cowra Library on 6340 2180.