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Free Tech Savvy Seniors workshops at MidCoast Council Libraries

Free Tech Savvy Seniors workshops will be held across the region during this month and July.
Free Tech Savvy Seniors workshops will be held across the region during this month and July.

MidCoast Council Libraries, in partnership with the State government, Telstra and the State Library of NSW, are once again delivering a series of Tech Savvy Seniors workshops.

Technology moves at an alarming pace and it can be easy to fall behind.

These workshops are about teaching seniors the basics of navigating their devices, from smartphones and tablets through to laptops; participants just need to take their own device along to the session.

Sessions will run through June and July and are free of charge.

"Technology is a part of everything we do now and in many ways it can make life easier so it's important that everyone is able to comfortably learn to take advantage of the technology available to them," MidCoast Council Libraries and Community Services manager, Chris Jones said.

Topics will include making and receiving calls, adding or accessing contacts or apps, sending texts, emails, messages or photos and accessing the internet.

"These sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions and just discover little tips and hints on how to make your technology work for you, in the simplest way," Mr Jones said.

Two workshops are coming up at Gloucester Library on Tuesday, July 27: Introduction to Smartphones from 10am to 1pm, and Introduction to Tablets from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Bookings are essential for the workshops.

To book visit library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Events or Gloucester Library.