Help to navigate the modern world
Centre for Participation leaders are seeking mentors for a new engaging, hands-on skilled mentors program for people aged 55 and older.
The ‘Communicating in the Modern World’ program aims to develop and engage community members who want to learn more about technology.
Leaders are seeking skilled mentors for the program, which will be delivered in partnership with Horsham Rural City Council.
Centre for Participation learning manager Robbie Millar said being a skilled mentor was rewarding and fulfilling.
“When knowledge is shared with another in a fun and engaging environment, and a person’s quality of life is enhanced, it’s a wonderful feeling of achievement for both the skilled mentor and the mentee,” he said.
Mr Millar said the program would be tailored to the individual learner’s needs, however, previous stakeholder feedback indicated current learning areas to explore included: Mygov, My Aged Care and Facebook along with varying other online platforms.
“Steering group members identified digital connection for health and medical connectivity as a priority learning area, while access to platforms such as Facebook to assist with connection to family and friends would be great also,” he said.
“The aim is to give learners the skills and digital knowledge of various online platforms within a fun, social setting with a skilled mentor.”
The program will be offered at several Horsham Rural City venues, including the library, Centre for Participation, neighbourhood houses and schools.
“Growing learners’ understanding and capacity while engaging with a skilled mentor to access online platforms is a positive step to ensuring that our community members have the tools and skills needed to navigate the digital world,” Mr Millar said.
People who have communication technology skills and wish to be a skilled mentor can call Centre for Participation on 5382 5607 for more information.
CONNECTEDNESS: Ron Eldridge and Centre for Participation frontline employee Thandi Eltze promote a new ‘Communicating in the Modern World’ program aimed at people 55 and older.