Seniors will learn to love computers at Liverpool Library

Tech savvy seniors: Liverpool seniors have embraced the worldwide web and are encouraging others to do so.

Tech savvy seniors: Liverpool seniors have embraced the worldwide web and are encouraging others to do so.

THIS month Liverpool City Library will launch a series of new computer training classes for seniors.

The free fortnightly program is available at Moorebank, Casula, Green Valley and Miller branch libraries, from July 24.

Classes within the program will teach basic computer skills, such as an introduction to email, the internet, Google searching and Facebook.

Liverpool resident Susana Durban, had taught seniors web classes for about seven years.

"I am continually learning with the seniors," she said.

"When they ask me questions sometimes I don't know the answer off the top of my head, so we work together to get through it."

Mrs Durban said she could see the classes make a big difference in the seniors' lives.

"For the first couple of weeks they do not know very much and are so scared to press any buttons.

"Now I see them opening files and creating folders and they smile when they achieve something."

Mrs Durban said a lot of seniors did not have the opportunity to do a course like this.

"This class gives them a push to take the first step," she said.

"I encourage all seniors to get out of the house and not be afraid of the technology.

"Make the technology work for you.

"Once you get to know it you are going to fall in love."

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