How to Become a Tech Savvy Senior

Senior’s Month is being held during October and this is when all seniors are given the chance to show their achievements to the general community. 

Furthermore, Get Online week is also taking place from the 18th to the 24th October. Get Online week is an international digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. Last year, over 700 community organisations around Australia held a Get Online Week event, helping people with limited digital skills get more out of life online.

To celebrate this, The Hills & District Chamber of Commerce Senior Committee, together with the Older Woman’s Network Queensland Mitchelton (OWNQ) is organising a lunch, for the senior members of our community.

The lunch will take place on Thursday 21st October 2021 at the Arana Leagues Club from noon to 2pm. Transport can be taken by the Arana Leagues Courtesy Bus if required. There will be a  Smorgbasboard and the cost is $20. The guest speaker at the event will be Brian Battersby OAM, a retired Moreton Bay Regional Councillor who will chat about ‘Seniors Learning Technology’.

If you are over 65 and feeling like meeting other fellow seniors, come and enjoy lunch with us.  You do not have to be a techno wiz as technology is at all levels of our ability.

Bookings can be made at, go to ‘Attend an Event’ and follow the prompts. If your technology is unable to use this system, just contact Judith Heindorff  0431 159 921 and you will be booked into the event.

This is just one of many initiatives to come that are a result of The Seniors Committee of The Hills and Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc and the OWNQ Mitchelton branch combining their efforts. This  joint venture between the two organisations will address the needs of older people, including dealing with isolation, giving seniors a voice, strengthening confidence and ability to engage within the community.

More live events are in the pipeline and there will also be workshops offering an introduction to the Be Connected website and tools, and offering tips on how to safely connect with others using technology.  The joint venture will also seek to engage with other like minded organisations to achieve their goals. A team of technology support people will be developed to assist seniors with basic technology devices, including phones, laptops, computers and tablets/pads etc.

More information can be found on the website 

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