Technology is for us, too. We can do it!
As technology is affecting every aspect of our society now, we all need to learn about technology regardless of our age. The speed of technology development is getting faster and requires continual learning from everyone. For older people, this continual technology learning is great to keep our brains active and to enjoy the benefits technology brings.
A good way to learn technology skills is through the guidance from loved ones or our communities. Digital Seniors is an example of community support to seniors. As a charity, Digital Seniors provides services to seniors helping them to become confident and enjoy technology. Seniors can go to their learning hubs for one on one coaching assistance, or their online hubs, or even receive home help to fix a technology problem – all for free.
Since Jacinda Adhern recently opened the charity in the Wairarapa, it has helped almost 2000 seniors and is looking to help more communities.
If you are a senior in another community you can call Digital Seniors if you have a problem with your device, or join their free online hubs to learn new things about technology, play games, and have a laugh.
Call them on 0800 373 646.
Why should the grandkids have all the fun?
SeniorNet also offer a comprehensive range of assistance to seniors, covering most devices, both on an individual basis, or at one of their many centres.
They are spread throughout New Zealand, and branch locations and an outline of what is offered, can be found on their website: seniornet.co.nz
There is an added advantage of a social component, where members can chat over a cup of coffee and swap ideas, in between classes.
(I belong to Bayswater SeniorNet.)
Absolutely I agree! And I’ve had some excellent times speaking to SeniorNet groups in Auckland. Our local SeniorNet is Eastern Bays and we always enjoy their newsletter.