New home for SeniorNet
SENIORNET, an organisation which equips ‘silver surfers’ with all the skills they need to be IT savvy, has a new home in Ipswich.
The organisation, which provides IT training for seniors by seniors, will be hosted by the University of Queensland.
SeniorNet patron, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, who has been closely associated with SeniorNet since its inception in 1996, said the organisation had made a huge contribution to the city.
“This teaching facility enables seniors to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of technological skills,” he said.
“SeniorNet has become a well utilised organisation for the senior citizens in our local community, enabling them to learn and acquire skills in accessing the internet and participate in the technology of today.”
SeniorNet president Gordon Timbs said training started with people in their 50s, with their oldest client in their 80s.
The 78-year-old said like many of their clients, he didn’t know much about computers when he retired from dentistry more than 10 years ago.
“I knew if I didn’t learn computer skills, I would be out of touch,” he said.
A training sign on day will be held on Monday from 9.30am at the Ipswich Humanities Building.
For more information, contact SeniorNet training co-ordinator Ken Curwen on 3389 2950.