Byron Community Centre helping seniors get connected

Paul Bibby

Local seniors wanting to get a better handle on their computers, iPads and smart phones are being offered free consultations with experienced digital tutors at the Byron Community Centre.

With the help of seven volunteer digital tutors and a small grant from the Be Connected Program, a computer and IT room was set up at the Byron Community Centre last week.

Local Anjali Walsh gets some help with her iPad from volunteer digital tutor David Steward. Image: Byron Community Centre

At least 17 local seniors were given one-on-one tuition in all aspects of IT and many were introduced to the Be Connected Learning Portal.

They worked through courses and topics at their own pace with tutors close at hand.

Local Anjali Walsh came to the event with a list of questions about her technology.  She bought her laptop, IPad, and IPhone in with her.

‘I feel enormously relieved after years of finding my own way to finally have solutions to all my computer, IPad, IPhone dilemmas,’ Ms Walsh said.

‘The staff and tutors were kind and wonderfully informative.’

For more information about the Be Connected Learning Portal go to

If you are a senior and have some questions about your technology, please call the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment with one of the volunteer digital tutors ph 66856807.

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2 responses to “Byron Community Centre helping seniors get connected”

  1. Liz L says:

    Careful – remember the wise words of this week’s Utopia: never trust a retiree who knows how to use Facebook.

    • Liz is right. Facebook is garbage, regardless of age or background, and it preys on seniors specifically. Our organisation recommends deleting your Facebook profile and signing out forever.

      David from BCC

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