NSW GOVERNMENT HELPS TECH SAVVY SENIORS GET CONNECTED

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced a new telecommunications offer and expanded training opportunities, providing NSW Seniors Card holders with another incentive to get tech savvy.

The Tech Savvy Seniors program provides older Australians with the skills and confidence to connect to the digital world.

“The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to expand the Seniors Card program and help NSW seniors enjoy the benefits of being connected to the internet,” Mr George said.

“Whether it is used to stay in touch with family and friends or for paying bills and doing banking, the internet offers huge benefits to make life easier.

“The Tech Savy Seniors program has been a real success locally and I’m pleased training will be expanded to include Goonellabah and Murwillumbah as part of the Government’s commitment.”

“With almost half of all older Australians not accessing the internet, the NSW Government has also partnered with Telstra to offer the Telstra Seniors Starters Bundle so our seniors can stay connected and experience the benefits of today’s new technology,” Mr George said.

The Telstra Seniors Starter Bundle is a new plan for seniors who are not connected to the internet to start their online journey through discounted internet costs. It is available to all NSW Seniors Card holders who have previously not been connected to the internet and can be ordered by visiting a Telstra store or phoning 13 77 88.

The new Telstra Seniors Starter Bundle builds on Telstra’s existing partnership with the NSW Government through the Tech Savvy Seniors program, which provides access to free and low cost technology training to NSW Seniors across the state.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577