Australia: Bringing more seniors online | Narooma News

MINISTER for Ageing Andrew Constance has announced seniors on NSW’s south coast could be set to benefit from a new partnership between Telstra and the NSW government to roll out the Tech Savvy Seniors training program to encourage more seniors to embrace technology.

 

“By partnering with Telstra we are able to extend the reach of the Tech Savvy Seniors program to older Australians and ensure no one gets left behind,” said the Minister at the State Library.  

 

“Giving seniors the confidence and skills to use technology is important so that they are able to participate in the digital community and economy.”

 

The Tech Savvy Seniors program is a key initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and aims to help bridge the gap between those seniors who use technology and those who are yet to embrace it.

 

In NSW, just 53 per cent of older people have internet access at home and in regional areas across the nation this drops to 49 per cent1.

 

With almost one quarter of south coast residents aged 65 and over, including those in Bega, Eden, Batemans Bay and Merimbula, the potential number of locals who could benefit from the program is high.

 

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Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.naroomanewsonline.com.au

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