FROM STAR COMMUNITY SERVICES
A group of savvy Wynnum seniors have defied age-related barriers to embrace technology, thanks to a unique technology training program specially designed for seniors called STAR Tech.
The achievements of a group of Wynnum seniors were celebrated at a graduation morning tea in May at Wynnum Each Social Activity Group, Bay Terrace.
Wynnum Manly Ward councillor Peter Cumming handed out certificates to the new graduates.
Manly West resident Ged Banfield has started online banking since joining STAR Tech. “It is so important for us seniors to be connected. STAR Tech has helped us get online and learn at our own pace. My husband Ken and I now have the confidence to try online applications,” said Ged.
STAR Tech is an initiative of non-profit organisation STAR Community Services. With over 400 participants, STAR Tech aims to support those aged over 65 to get online and use technology confidently in their everyday lives.
“We’re very thankful to Wynnum Each for hosting the STAR Tech workshops in their premises,” said Neha Shukla, STAR Tech program coordinator. “This has enabled STAR to bring the program closer to the residents of Wynnum and surrounding areas.”
STAR Tech is available to those aged 65 or over, or aged 50 or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program provides participants with a new device and full training. Regular workshops are held at Each Wynnum, Bay Terrace as well as at Cleveland. For more information, please call STAR on 3821 6699.