Seniors’ chance to get tech-savvy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Looklocalwa.com.au -

SE­NIOR sup­port­ers of the West Coast Ea­gles, such as Anne McKim­mie and El­laine Sum­mers, are ben­e­fit­ting from the club’s part­ner­ship with the Seniors Re­cre­ation Coun­cil of WA.

The club re­cently hosted a Tech Savvy Seniors course, de­signed to break down bar­ri­ers that seniors can have with tech­nol­ogy, as part of the Ea­gles in the Prime pro­gram.

“It’s not tech­ni­cal train­ing, it just helps them be­come fa­mil­iar with tech­nol­ogy,” SRCWA pro­ject man­ager Martin Yates said.

“We cover things such as how to spot scams and how to nav­i­gate web­sites.”

Mrs Sum­mers said en­rolling in the course gave her con­fi­dence to tackle the Cen­sus on­line.

Mrs McKim­mie said Ea­gles in their Prime give her an op­por­tu­nity to meet new peo­ple and learn new skills.

“I have been com­ing to Ea­gles games with my son since he was 10,” she said.

“He’s now 30 and it’s still some­thing we do to­gether. These events give me a chance to meet other mem­bers and also get the grand­kids in­volved.”

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is an af­fil­i­ated part­ner of the West Coast Ea­gles.

Tech Savvy Seniors par­tic­i­pants Patsy Wyn­d­ham, Leti­tia Depi­azzi, Jan Doyle, Ryan Jack­man, Gra­ham San­der­son and Joy San­der­son.

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