Seniors switch on to a digital new world

Tech savvy seniors: Liverpool seniors have embraced the worldwide web and are encouraging others to do so.

Tech savvy seniors: Liverpool seniors have embraced the worldwide web and are encouraging others to do so.

THIS month Liverpool City Library will launch a series of computer training classes for seniors.

The free fortnightly program is available at Moorebank, Casula, Green Valley and Miller branch libraries, from tomorrow.

Classes within the program will teach basic computer skills and include an introduction to email, the internet, web searching and Facebook.

Liverpool resident Susana Durban has taught seniors web classes for about seven years.

"I am continually learning with the seniors," she said.

"When they ask me questions sometimes I don't know the answer off the top of my head, so we work together to get through it."

Mrs Durban said she could see the classes make a big difference in the seniors' lives.

"For the first couple of weeks they do not know very much and are so scared to press any buttons. Now I see them opening files and creating folders and they smile when they achieve something."

Just 10 spaces are available for each session. Booking is essential.

Details: library.liverpool.nsw.gov.au or call 9821 9460.

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