Free digital sessions for seniors
Published on 14 March 2023
Council is offering free personalised digital literacy sessions for people over 60, covering a range of topics including mobile phone use, downloading photos, social media and using eLibrary resources.
Run by Council’s library services, the sessions can be done one-on-one or in small groups at a time suitable to the resident. They can be held at several locations throughout the shire, including Lerderderg Library in Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Library.
“This is a great initiative by our library services team, that has been made possible by a State Government grant through the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions, under the State’s Digital Literacy for Seniors Program,” Moorabool Mayor Cr Rod Ward said.
“I know there are people over 60 out there who need a bit of a helping hand with using their phones, laptops, ipads etc – being able to offer individually-tailored information sessions will be invaluable to these residents.”
In addition to the one-on-one sessions, Moorabool’s library services is also hosting group information sessions in April, May and June about online scams, online security, organising photos and using bookmarks and favourites.
“Again, these sessions will contain valuable information, and especially when we’re talking security and scams – this is so important for all Moorabool residents to be across, especially as we see how sophisticated some of these scams are becoming with emerging technologies,” Cr Ward said.
“I thank the State Government for recognising this need and providing these funds to Moorabool and throughout the state.”
All group sessions will be held at Lederderg Library, Bacchus Marsh:
26 April 11am-noon: Let’s talk digital scams
10 May 11am-noon: Online security
24 May 11am-noon: Organising and saving your digital photos
7 June 11am-noon: Make it easier to find shortcuts/bookmarks/favourites
More information on the one-on-one sessions and the group sessions can be found on this site at moorabool.vic.gov.au/digitalsessions or phone 5366 7100.