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This presentation outlines the details behind this new program to aid seniors in getting a basic understanding and then using ipads, with a clear social benefit attached.

This presentation outlines the details behind this new program to aid seniors in getting a basic understanding and then using ipads, with a clear social benefit attached.

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    • SENIOR TECHIES
    • Senior Techies MissionHelping seniors throughout Victoria connect better withfamily, friends and the boarder community through the useof tablet devices and technology
    • How we do it• Friendly, fun and appropriately paced training sessions facilitated and delivered by Merv Stewart, a senior technology executive and founder of Senior Techies• Youth sourced from nominated organisations to assist Merv with live demonstrations with their allocated groups of seniors at the training sessions• No similar training offerings in Victoria at present but based on a similar concept “Senior TechRALLY” has been successful in USA. Promotional videos here can be found here http://vimeo.com/33328055 and here http://vimeo.com/40868997
    • Why we do it?• Ability to deliver real and long-lasting positive physical and mental health benefits to seniors through our courses• Improved senior relationships with family/ friends and an understanding of how to record their life stories for prosperity• Founders desire to make a difference to both seniors and youth with a deep knowledge of the opportunities available to seniors through use of latest technology• Involving both disabled and disadvantaged young people in the delivery of the courses will have similar positive outcomes for them and their carers, as they help the seniors in the sessions and listen to their stories as they do so.
    • Initial Event Details• St Johns Camberwell will host first ever Seniors Techies session on 16th March 2013• The event will commence at 10 am and finish at 1pm• St John’s Parish members will initially be offered opportunity to attend• Thereafter invite will extended to other local parish members.• Attendance will be capped at 30 seniors, with a small cost for attendance
    • Next Steps• Finalise training materials and handout• Advertise St John’s event and confirm attendees• Secure suitable youth volunteers (10-15) from scouts to assist on 16th March for 9:30 – 1 pm• Complete youth volunteers training before 9th March• Successfully complete initial training session and capture lessons learnt• Work with John Anderson @ DGS Global, Anglian Church and senior service providers to identify further to identify suitable sessions locations during 2013
    • Partner Organisations
    • Key Topics covered in training• How to easily connect with family and friends using your ipad• How to record and share your life story• Understand range of new opportunities available to you through technology
    • Draft Running order• 9:30 -10 am - Morning Tea• 10 (sharp) - 10:15 – Introduction to a technology driven world• 10:15- 10:45- Taking pictures, recording videos and sharing via YouTube• 10:50 - 11:15 – Video phone calls using FaceTime and Skype• 11:20 -11:45 Application store overview - Weather /maps/ magazines/ books• 11:50-12:00- Accessibility• 12-1pm - Free ipad set up/ questions workshops
    • The new skills Seniors will learn• using skype• take and share photos• record and share short videos of their life stories• downloading and read ebooks/ newspapers/ magazines• using email, Facebook. Twitter• using apps like weather• using calendar function• Learning how to make their ipad more Assessable e.g. bigger fonts• understand and use Maps
    • Summary• New technology training initiative to be delivered to Victoria seniors for the first time during March 2013• No similar training offerings in Victoria at present but a similar concept Senior TechRALLY has been successful in USA. Promotional videos here can be found here http://vimeo.com/33328055 and here http://vimeo.com/40868997• To assist Senior Techies team, youth will be sourced from nominated organisations to help with live functionality demonstrations to groups of seniors at the training sessions• Initiative is not aligned with particular technologies, Telco companies, Seniors Service providers• St Johns Camberwell will host first session on 16th March 2013