Seniors invited to learn iPad skills with volunteer teen tutors

Published on 7 March 2017

Generous young volunteers are donating time to teach older Ku-ring-gai residents basic skills as well as handy tricks for iPads.

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Youth Services team have assembled a group of tech-savvy volunteers who are ready to help seniors enjoy the benefits of handheld technology.

The volunteers will be teaching how to manage contacts, stay organised with calendar features, use the camera and manage photo libraries. Participants will also cover navigating email features, browsing the internet, downloading apps, as well as the use of Skype and FaceTime.

The event is being held after the overwhelming success of a similar program last year.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said she was delighted Council was able to offer the service for the second year in a row.

“Last year’s booked-out workshops were so popular that we knew we wanted to run the program again,” she said. “It’s great to see young people giving so freely of their time to help the older members of our community.”

The workshops are being held on Monday 13 March and Monday 27 March in one hour sessions from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at the AWOL Youth Hub next to Gordon Library.

Those interested in learning more about their iPad can contact Ku-ring-gai Youth Services on 9424 0994 or send an email to youth@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

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Media enquiries: Joel Callen Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or jcallen@kmc.nsw.gov.au