Why learning technology is so important for older people.
As technology advances, more and more services and information are moving to an online platform, which makes it essential for older people to learn new ways to interact with this technology. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, many older people soon discover that there are so many benefits for older people in using technology such as:
- Staying socially connected by keeping in touch with family and friends.
- E-health and wellness apps enable older persons to manage their health and maintain independence.
- Using brain activity games to keep their brains active.
- Can provide a learning environment with so many ways to access information about topics they love.
- Ensure their safety from personal alarms to notifications of emergency events such as Bushfires.
- They can listen to the radio and find their favourite music on their devices.
To help with the learning process, organisations such as the SYP Community Hub in Yorketown, provide a range of services to the community including assistance with using digital technology such as phones, computers and tablets.
This includes a weekly computer class for older people that range in age from 50-93 years old, plus drop-in sessions are also available during normal business hours as well.
To support this further, Country Home Services is pleased to support the SYP Community Hub with a grant of $2,500.00 toward upgrading computers used to provide these services at the Hub.
In fact, in order to support other country areas we have also introduced our own sessions called Coffee, Tea and IT Sessions.
Coffee, Tea and IT Monthly Sessions
Knowing the importance of assisting older people with technology, Country Home Services have introduced Coffee, Tea and IT Monthly Sessions. These sessions are held at our offices in Clare, Kadina and Nuriootpa each month.
So you are invited to come along for a cuppa and ask any questions you might have about the internet or if you are needing help with your phone, laptop or tablet, then bring them along.
To find out when these sessions are available or if you have any questions then call Kalie on 0448 557 973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Image above is from the SYP Community Hub Facebook Page.