Events for Seniors

Events for Seniors

 

The online world has become a crucial source of staying connected this past year, whether it be for work, education or keeping in touch with family and friends.

For some seniors this may have been a new and daunting concept, which is why Techweek2021 is pleased to see many great events aimed at this audience. From using smartphones, learning internet banking and building general confidence online right through to how to use technology to protect the home.

Check out Techweek2021 events targeted to Seniors below:

Introduction to using Smartphones

Grey District Library, West Coast
22 May — 10:00am - 12:00pm Free

Introduction to using Smartphones

How to do internet banking

24 May — 10:00am - 12:00pm Free

Cheques are being phased out and some bank branches are closing. Come along and learn how to do internet banking safely and confidently.

Guide to Social Media and TV on Demand

Regional Digital Hub, Tairāwhiti Gisborne
24 May — 12:00pm - 1:00pm Free

Guide to social media from the basics of finding movies to watch in your own time to posting and sharing in online conversations.

Tech@Alex

Alexander Library, Whanganui District Library, Whanganui
24 — 28 May Free

From phonebooks to microfilm scanners - a hands-on demonstration of the technology used to research local heritage, history and whakapapa.

Library Online

Whanganui District Library, Whanganui
24 — 27 May Free

Get free access to books, movies, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers through our library apps at Whanganui District Library.

Library TechZone

Whanganui District Library, Whanganui
24 — 27 May Free

Join us at the Whanganui District Library for a demonstration of coding using Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi and Ozobot devices.

SeniorTech: Open Day

Age Concern Otago, Dunedin
26 May — 10:00am - 3:00pm Free

Offering seniors the opportunity to learn about digital literacy, tech tools, online banking and safety.

Backspace: Vintage Computers from the National Library

National Library, Wellington
24 — 29 May Free

The ‘Backspace: Vintage computers…’ is a week-long pop-up exhibition, an opportunity to view and learn about legacy computers from the 1980s to early 2000s.

Techweek TV in Taranaki Libraries

Stratford Library and i-SITE , Taranaki
HYBRID
24 — 29 May Free

Techweek TV Live in Stratford and Hāwera

Kanorau Digital: Grow your Online Confidence

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Tairāwhiti Gisborne
25 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

Kanorau Digital: Grow your online confidence

Te Wananga o Aotearoa - Tokoroa, Waikato
25 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

Kanorau Digital: Grow your online confidence

Te Wananga o Aotearoa - Whakatane, Whakatane
25 May — 9:00am - 5:00pm Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

Senior Tech

St James Presbyterian Church, Taranaki
25 May — 10:30am - 12:00pm Free

Want to learn more about online banking and safety? Keen to know how make the most of your smartphone? Join us for an opportunity to learn more about digital literacy

Smartphone Appy Hour

Sue Thomson Casey Memorial Library , West Coast
25 May — 10:30am - 12:00pm Free

Come along to this FREE drop-in session and learn the basics of how to use your Smartphone.

Digital Clinic - Graphics

Byte - Digital Hub - Greymouth, West Coast
25 May — 11:00am - 12:30pm Free

This is an open session designed to answer your questions around anything to do with graphics and images.

He kaupapa Tāhuhu | Stories of Ancestry | Tai Huri Films Limited

25 May — 1:00pm - 2:00pm Free

A live session - hear from Tai Huri Films, a new regionally based content producer and ambassador for recording and documenting cultural history using modern processes and techniques.

Kanorau Digital: Grow your online confidence

Ara Rau, Tauranga
25 — 26 May Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

Kanorau Digital: Grow your online confidence

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waikato
26 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

Using technology to protect your property

26 May — 10:00am - 12:00pm Free

Learn about technology you can use to protect your property, including lighting, burglar alarms, and CCTV.

SeniorTech: Online Safety

Age Concern Otago, Dunedin
26 May — 10:30am - 2:30pm Free

A fun and informative session for seniors who use computers, tablets, ipads or mobile devices, with tips on how to stay safe online.

Digital Clinic- Working with multiple devices

Byte - Digital Hub - Greymouth, West Coast
26 May — 11:00am - 12:30pm Free

Using multiple types devices in your day to day work ?
This open session will answer your questions around working with multiple devices.

Tech for environmental sustainability in Taranaki

Puke Ariki , Taranaki
HYBRID
26 May — 5:00pm - 7:00pm Koha

Come and learn how locals from Taranaki are using tech to protect our environment.

Digital Clinic - Open Session

Byte - Digital Hub - Greymouth, West Coast
27 May — 11:00am - 2:00pm Free

This is an open session to answer any software, cloud or platform related questions.

Cybersecurity Essentials

Regional Digital Hub, Tairāwhiti Gisborne
27 May — 12:00pm - 1:00pm Free

This is an introduction to the changes to the online environment that make it necessary to review and revise normal practice to stay safe.

Computer Basics

Grey District Library, West Coast
27 May — 2:00pm - 4:00pm Free

Computer Basics takes you through the basics of a computer and creates a solid foundation for continued digital literacy learning.

Get creative with online learning environments

VIRTUAL
27 May — 3:00pm - 4:00pm Free

Synchronise your photos, audio, videos, bookmarks & more! A fun, interactive OB3 workshop to create and organise online media-rich documents.

Kanorau Digital: Grow your online confidence

Te Wananga o Aotearoa - Waiwhero, Rotorua
28 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Free

Learn how to use digital devices and gain the confidence to use the internet to be connected to the world.

How to use technology to automate your home

WEA building, Southland
28 May — 10:00am - 12:00pm Free

Learn how to use Amazon Alexa to automate your home, protect yourself, and assist you in your daily life.

Creative Writing Goes Digital

28 May — 11:00am - 12:00pm Free

Join author Michael Botur as he guides you through many of the digital tools Kiwis are using to share literature with the world – blogs, webpages, mobile content, apps, Spotify, YouTube, clickable narratives and more.

Do You Need a Smartphone? Why You Might like to Get One.

Regional Digital Hub, Tairāwhiti Gisborne
28 May — 12:00pm - 1:30pm Free

Not sure how to use a smartphone? We will show you how with a small collection of smartphones for people to try before buying.

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