15 Feb 2019
Who do you consider a Senior? Coffs Coast Community College General Manager Carolyn Thompson and Trainer Libby Feez would say “Not me” yet both are a lot closer to Senior than Junior.
We’ve all heard stories starting with “back in my day” – typewriters, landline phones, faxes, let alone the telex – but these Juniors have come a long way. Technically, anyway.
“As Educators in the Community and Schools sectors, we’ve had to be current, up to date and connected and we like to think that we encourage others to not be left out” said Carolyn
While both are thankful that it’s only technology that’s advancing at a rapid rate, both also acknowledge that the time spent as Seniors has extended. They both recognise it’s not just the workplace that requires technological skills, that technology is useful for work and play.
“In these times of connectivity, having access to family, friends and the community and sharing information and good times is much easier with technology’ said Libby. “Being engaged in your family and community will require more and more access and use of digital technology. You don’t have to miss out anymore”.
It’s worth considering regular skills updates – remember when we moved from analogue to digital – and for those who are yet to commence their journey, we can help people address Tech Savviness. Among the benefits of moving from Junior to Senior is the wisdom to be less critical of ourselves and to understand the rewards of patience. It’s never too late to learn a new skill.
Contact our helpful staff for more information including upcoming Tech Savvy Seniors courses 02 6652 5378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org