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Get apt, using apps, join Torquay Library’s digital literacy sessions

The Surf Coast Shire Council is working in partnership with the Torquay Library to provide free digital literacy sessions in February and March.

The sessions guide participants in the digital space including how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, and access newspapers, and magazines online from the library.

Feedback during last year’s Positive Ageing Month, and during consultations for the Council’s Age Friendly Strategy, highlighted a need for more opportunities within our community to build skills in the digital space.

Cr Gary Allen said the sessions are a lot of fun and equip older participants with valuable skills.

“Participants will learn how to access the library’s live-streaming channel featuring lots of movies and documentaries,” Cr Allen said.

“They are shown how to use the Busy Things app which has over 120 online learning games to play with their grandkids.

“This is part of the Council’s commitment to age friendly communities and assisting people to age well in place. The sessions help anyone access the library’s resources at any time.

“Sometimes physically getting to the library can be a bit of effort. Supporting people to master the online digital world, means benefiting from the convenience that provides.”

Register for the following sessions run by Vicki Dunmore from the Torquay Library:

  • Moriac: Monday 18 March 10am to 12pm, Moriac Community Centre
  • Winchelsea: Monday 25 March 10am to 12pm, Winchelsea Community House.

Morning tea is provided with participants to bring a tablet or laptop that can connect to the internet.

For more details and to book your spot contact, Surf Coast Shire Council Age Friendly Officer Rose Salvo via email rsalvo@surfcoast.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5261 0600.

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