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Older Queenslanders will have greater opportunities to connect with their family and the community through technology, with the launch of a new state-wide program aiming to help seniors navigate the digital world.

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke and Science and Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch launched the Tech Savvy Seniors initiative, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland and Telstra, in Brisbane.

“Queensland seniors who complete a Tech Savvy Seniors course will gain basic technology skills, including how to use an iPad, navigate social media, shop online and access government services,” Minister O’Rourke said.

“Tech Savvy Seniors will provide older Queenslanders with the skills they need to access essential digital services and ensure they can participate more in the community and stay connected to family and friends.

"Developing the confidence and skills to use technology and be part of the digital community and economy has become increasingly important to our seniors.”

For further information about other seniors initiatives, go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/seniors

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