Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Our Tips on IT for Struggling Seniors

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Our Tips on IT for Struggling Seniors

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A NEW survey by Optus has found that aSilver Surfers'' in regional New South Wales are using multiple devices, such as smartphones, PCs and tablets to hook up with friends and family online and more than half (54%) are active on social networks.

However, while nine out of 10 agree that being online makes their lives easier, four out of 10 still don't consider themselves proficient with technology and half would like a helping hand in understanding how to use all of the features on their devices. To help those in need of support when it comes to navigating the world of the internet and technology, Optus has teamed up with super savvy senior, Ray Lewis, CEO of Greypath, the leading seniors' website in Australia.

Mr Lewis has compiled his five top tips for the Australian silver surfer:

Be brave: You're never going to learn to use your devices if you don't give things a go. So, get someone to show you the basics and start using technology.

Get social: Social media helps you keep in touch with the ones you love, even if they live thousands of kilometres away. …

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