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April 24, 2024

Tech help for Ballina seniors

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Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels is supporting older people to increase their knowledge about digital technology and develop tech skills, in order to improve their access to communication services and participate in the online world.

Meals on Wheels volunteer Tane Poharama helps Peter Connick with his mobile phone. Photo supplied.

They are running ‘Technology help’ sessions for over 65s on Tuesday mornings at Ballina Hockey Club, in Bentinck Street, Ballina.

A volunteer will work one-on-one for 25 minutes to help people understand and better use their devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

These sessions are free of charge, but Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels would appreciate any donations for the service provided.

Bookings are essential.

To make a booking or for further information please contact Program Development and Activity Officer Kristen Forster on 0419 679 719.

Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels follow COVID safe practices. While the local area is currently free of the virus, they want people to know they are able to respond quickly should the need arise, including notifying participants of the need to cancel sessions, to ensure the safety of participants.


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