Orange City Library is asking Orange seniors to come and try “Try One Thing” using technology.
Orange seniors are invited to visit the library on October 19 from 10am to 1pm where they can try software such as Skype, learn how to do a Google image search, use online maps and learn how to watch movies using Kanopy, all for free.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said technology was moving quickly and people often felt left behind.
“The library staff have a great deal of experience helping seniors with technology and run weekly classes,” Cr Kidd said.
“This Try One Thing session is a free information session which could help seniors stay in touch with relatives, book holidays online or go on adventures.
“It’s also about developing the confidence to do so.”
The Try One Thing session is part of national Get Online Week, a week about digital inclusion promoted by Good Things Foundation and the Australian Digital Inclusion Index.
This is the first year it is being held in Australia.
Orange City Council’s Service Policy Committee Chair Cr Stephen Nugent said the program was free to library members and it was free to become a library member, so it was a win for all.
“The session is aimed at seniors but open to anybody who would like to learn a bit more about using computers and to try one new thing using technology,” Cr Nugent said.
“People can find out about how the library staff can help them with their computer skills and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.
“Participants may also be interested in finding out about the library’s new program providing free one on one computer help sessions, called Be Connected.”
Call Orange City Library on 6393 8132 to book a place for Get Online Week and try something new.