Technology age: Volunteer tutors Rhonda Lincoln, Richard Guest and Neal Craig give seniors Jill Lane and Russ Lincoln a tip or two about using computers and the internet at the new free Seniors Kiosk at Club Coffs.
Technology age: Volunteer tutors Rhonda Lincoln, Richard Guest and Neal Craig give seniors Jill Lane and Russ Lincoln a tip or two about using computers and the internet at the new free Seniors Kiosk at Club Coffs. Rob Wright

Seniors take to the mouse

SURFING the net, blogging and Facebooking are things usually reserved for the younger generations – not any more.

Senior citizens now have a chance to learn the ins and outs of using a computer at Club Coffs thanks to an Australian Government initiative ‘Broadband for Seniors’.

The Seniors Kiosk at the club has two computers with free broadband access for use by older members of the community and will also offer training and support for those who are new to computers and the internet.

Tutors are all from the West Coffs Men’s and Women’s Bowling Clubs and donate their time simply to see other elderly people learn the ropes.

“A lot of seniors feel they’ve been left behind with technology,” volunteer tutor Richard Guest said.

“And there’s no two ways about it – as we get older we get more worried about being embarrassed. This is a relaxed environment where you can learn and there’s no pressure. We don’t profess to be experts but we will impart what knowledge we have to others.”

The Seniors Kiosk is open every day and is located in the main lounge area of Club Coffs in West High Street. For bookings or information 6654 1477.



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