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Do your older family members need help with electronic communication???

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Do your older family members need help with electronic communication???
by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:32 AM

In the world today, people are ‘connected’ in more ways than was ever thought possible. For those who have grown up in this world of technology, it can be easier to understand and connect socially with others.  For the more senior members of the community, connection with family and friends in this new realm can prove more challenging.

As members of EncounterMC, Marcellin’s junior youth and social justice group, we are keen to help. So on Wednesday, November 22 from 4:30 to 6:00pm we will be holding an information and training workshop for those in our extended community  who are interested in making the most of the technology we encounter daily to connect with family and friends. Whilst focus will primarily be on email and social media, we can offer assistance in a range of issues relating to the use of personal devices (eg. Smartphones and laptop).

Places are limited and bookings are required via College Main Reception on (03) 9815 1589 by no later than 4:00pm Monday, November 20. We encourage you to invite the more senior members of your family (eg. grandparents) to participate, however anyone is welcome. Whilst computers are available at the College, we ask that if possible participants bring their own device (eg. smartphone, tablet or laptop) as this will prove of greater benefit when taking the new found skills home. 


The Members of EncounterMC