Digital literacy for seniors
Seniors are consistently among the most digitally disadvantaged. They face reducing 'over-the-counter' services and also need to acquire new technology and learn new skills just to stay in touch with their families.
The Wellbeing Budget has allocated $600,000 for community organisations to provide training and teaching facilities to help seniors use and keep up with digital technology.
With dedicated funding, the reach of digital literacy training can be extended to cover more of the senior population through a network of volunteer tutors and administrators who would provide an essential, friendly and less costly resource for educating seniors.