Tech Savvy Seniors: East Maitland
Develop the skills and confidence to get connected and participate in the online world with our free Tech Savvy Seniors courses.
Tech Savvy Seniors is a friendly beginner’s course designed for older Australians that will help open the door to the world of digital technology. Join our free, weekly training program that runs for 7-10 weeks, where you can learn how to get online and then build your digital skills.
The sessions run quarterly during each School Term, and we ask participants to commit to all sessions. This allows participants to take full advantage of the program.
Bring a notepad and pen. An iPad will be provided for each workshop attendee to use during the session. Places are limited and bookings are essential for this free event.
- Tuesday 10 October, 2023 - Introduction to online shopping and banking – Part 1
You know that you can shop, bank and pay bills online, and are interested to learn more and try it yourself. You want to know how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make payments safely over the internet.
- Tuesday 17 October, 2023 - Introduction to NSW Transport Apps
In this workshop you’ll learn what an app is, and how to use three different transport apps for trains, buses and other forms of public transport to get around. The activities within this course are optional, depending on attendees’ knowledge or requirements
- Tuesday 24 October, 2023 - Digital Assets
In this workshop you’ll learn what digital assets are and how to manage them. That will include how to keep them secure, to minimise the chance they’ll be stolen or misused, and how make sure they’re handled properly after you’re gone.
- Tuesday 31 October 2023 -Sharing photos and other attachments online
In this workshop, we’ll cover using email and Facebook to share your photos and files. First up, we’ll look at how to attach files to your emails. Second, we’ll look at how you can use your Facebook account (if you have one) to upload individual photos and entire photo albums to the web, for viewing by anybody on your friends list – or in the world, if you choose.
- Tuesday 7 November 2023 - Introduction to social media
Learn everything you know about social media. Communicate with far-flung family and friends, letting you stay in touch for free. It’s also a great way to keep track of your favourite celebrities, sports people and organisations.
- Tuesday 14 November 2023 - Introduction to video calling
Video calling is a great way to connect with friends and family as well as participate in activities, events and appointments from a distance. The aim of this workshop is to teach people how to use common video calling applications (Zoom and Skype) in safe and appropriate ways.
- Tuesday 21 November, 2023 - Introduction to NSW Seniors Card
This workshop is designed to help you make the most of the Seniors Card website.
We’ll start with a walkthrough of some of the basic tasks you might want to accomplish using the website, such as applying for the Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card, getting a replacement card or changing some of the site settings. We’ll then look into features you’re probably most interested in, such as how to search for discounts. We’ll cover both the process of using the website’s search function as well as downloading a local directory for your area. We’ll also cover signing up for the newsletter.
- Tuesday 28 November, 2023 - Introduction to online safety
This workshop covers the basics of internet security: the things that can potentially go wrong and the simple steps you can take to help avoid them.
- Tuesday 5 December, 2023 - Introduction to email – Part 3
If you have a working knowledge of email, this is a good first session for exploring its more advanced features of email. In this workshop you will learn how to use attachments, how to use online folders to organise your email library, and how to keep a copy of emails you’ve sent as well as received. You’ll also learn some tips to help you avoid junk mail and protect your privacy online.