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    Tech Savvy Seniors

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    Tech Savvy Seniors

    Do you know someone who needs assistance with learning basic everyday technology skills? 
    Book in for a Tech Savvy Senior Session hosted by Year 11 Students from St Marist Catholic College Penshurst.

    The program was developed with a need to support the elderly with technology particularly during the pandemic when most of the world went digital at such a short notice. 

    St Marist Catholic College Penshurst supports this activity by having students who are well versed with technology give up their sport/study time to help the wider community with their devices. This is almost purely student led as they are the ones to lead the sessions with presenting the topics or helping those who need it. The program whilst called Tech Savvy Seniors, is targeted at anyone old or young you may need assistance with any device they may have.

    Event Details

    • Session Times: 1 hour each Thursday from 1pm until 2pm 
    • Session Location: Westfield Hurstville Centre Management Office, Level 2
    • What to bring: Attendees will need to bring any device they would like to use during the session. We have students who are great at using all types of devices from all brands.


    Session 1: Computer and Smartphone Basics Thursday 16 May

    • Getting to know your Device. Turn your device off/on, restart or sleep
    • Connect to the internet e.g. wi-fi and hotspot
    • Navigate basic computer apps e.g. microsoft office, email, youtube
    • Texting and calling
    • Setting alarms
    • Downloading/using apps
    • Optional: Setting up your wallet in your phone

    Session 2: E-Safety Thursday 23 May

    • Scams that can occur via message, telephone, whatsapp and email.
    • Protecting your privacy online and social media.
    • Changing your passwords frequently.

    Session 3: Connecting with others online Thursday 30 May

    • How to Navigate apps which help us connect with others.
    • Apps include: Facebook, whatsapp, snapchat, instagram, facetime, messages, emails

    Session 4: NAVIGATING IMPORTANT APPS for our everyday life Thursday 6 June

    • Apps for Travel, Health, Entertainment, Music/ Audio, Games, Government, Mindfulness, Uber

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