It was such a pleasure to have one on one help, made things much easier for me to learn. Very grateful to Telstra for doing this for us. ~ Rosie
Six months ago Telstra started on a journey with Jubilee Community Care’s clients to help them understand and use tablets. “I knew nothing at the start”, stated Gloria but Telstra’s volunteers worked with her to change this.
We’re living in a digital age but many older Australians are being left behind and lack the skills to take advantage of being connected. With almost half of older Australians not online, more than 2.3 million people, Telstra has partnered with Government to give older people the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to use technology.
Over the last six months, Telstra volunteers have dedicated one on one sessions to our clients.
It’s been very helpful and I can now do lots of things on my tablet and I use it a lot more now. ~ Gloria
Every month, they met at the Toowong Bowls Club who donated a room for them to learn in and they met Telstra volunteers with all their questions. As their knowledge progressed, they would practice and bring more questions the next month.
I have learnt so many things that I didn’t know about. I now use my iPad when I am travelling, and it helps me communicate in foreign countries. I’ve been very impressed with the session and the Telstra Volunteers. ~ Myra
At every meeting the room would be buzzing with the thirst for knowledge and the thrill of learning something new and useful. Our clients would huddle with their Telstra volunteer and learn as much as possible. So much so that morning tea would be ignored and our volunteers would need to take the pastries around to each table. If you know any of our community, you will know how rare this is!
I learnt a lot, and learnt something new every time. I now much more confident using my computer. ~ Jean
Small steps to tech savvy seniors, thank you Telstra!
The most amazing mornings, so helpful and my Telstra volunteer helped me no end. Just excellent. ~ Paul