Seniors' news and notices
Tech Savvy Seniors
Did you know that you can access free training if you are over 6o. years of age.
The Tech Savvy Seniors Program is continuing into 2019 by community colleges and libraries throughout various locations in NSW.
Tech Savvy Seniors delivers low cost digital literacy training to seniors so they can develop the skills and confidence to access information and services online. The program provides training in computers, tablets and smart phones to help seniors to stay connected with their families, friends and communities.
This successful program is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.
Please access the full range of programs for May 2019 at Sydney Community College.
2019 Seniors Card Directories & Legal Aid Diaries
Legal Aid has many publications and their 2019 Diary is just one. These diaries have topics for older people and are available at all service centres - numbers are limited.
Seniors Card Directories provides information on discounts for seniors. Ashfield Library and Ashfield Service Centre have received deliveries. More have been ordered for both Leichhardt and Petersham Service Centres. You can also download or view on line.
If you are at one of the community centres in the LGA, you could also ask about obtaining a 2019 Seniors Card Directory.
Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/18
Council conducted the Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey between December 2017 and March 2018 in order to help plan its activities to suit the community's needs. The survey was responded to by 460 people and included face-to-face, online and print communication.
A summary of the survey results is available here:
Home fire safety check program
Fire and Rescue NSW have a Home Fire Safety Check program.
To request a smoke alarm check or home fire safety advice, contact the Inner West Home Maintenance and Modification Service.
For additional information about this program visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Inner West and Canterbury Elder Abuse Resource Card for Service Providers
On Tuesday 12 June the Inner West and Canterbury Collaborative launched a resource card for service providers. You can request some cards for staff at firstname.lastname@example.org