Free digital literacy sessions for local community

March 2, 2024 BY

Surf Coast Shire are joining force with Torquay Library to bring free digital lessons to the community. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Surf Coast Shire has joined with the Torquay library to bring free digital literacy sessions to the community.

The sessions will be run by Vicki Dunmore from the Torquay Library and teach participants a range of skills in the online space including, how to read newspapers online at the library, how to borrow e-books, and more.

Cr Gary Allen said the sessions would equip older participants with valuable skills.

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

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

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

“This is part of the council’s commitment to age friendly communities and assisting people to age well in place,” Cr Allen said.

“Supporting people to master the online digital world, means benefiting from the convenience that provides.”

Participants are required to bring along a tablet or laptop that can connect to the internet.

Sessions will also be run at the Moriac Community Centre on March 18 and at the Winchelsea Community House on March 25.

For more information or to book a place in the digital literacy sessions, contact Rose Salvo by email at [email protected] or by phoning 03 5261 0600.

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