Wagga Wagga City Library is delighted to announce the return of one its most popular programs, Tech Savvy Seniors.
A partnership between the NSW government and Telstra, it provides free technology training for senior citizens across NSW.
Classes are small, friendly group-training sessions on a specific technology-related topic, designed to help participants take control of the gadgets in their lives.
Participants can bring their own phone, tablet or laptop, or ask to use a library device.
Classes will run weekly in the community learning space at the library for the next three Fridays, starting at 10.30am.
"Introduction to Email" is scheduled for Friday, June 11, with "Introduction to Online Banking and Shopping" on June 18 and "Introduction to Social Media" on June 25.
Each class runs for two hours, and is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Classes will be kept COVID-safe with social distancing and sanitising protocols in place.
Each class also comes with a training manual for particpants to take and continue their learning at home.
Tech Savvy Seniors is not just about teaching people to use a device: it's about using technology to enhance social engagement and interaction, as well as connection with their friends, families and communities.
Also, once participants have mastered their device, they can use their new skills to take advantage of the library's many online resources, available free with a library membership.
These include eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as magazines and family history websites.
Bookings are essential and places are limited. To reserve your spot, phone 6926 9700, email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to library staff. You can also register your interest in Tech Savvy Seniors classes on different topics, or for classes later in the year.