30 September 2022

Horsham people confused by digital devices such as smartphones and tablets or the internet will be able to learn new skills through a joint project with Grampians Health and Horsham Neighbourhood House.

The project will provide free training to community members as part of Get Online Week in mid-October.

Grampians Health Telehealth project officer Owen Pietsch said there would be two Be Connected information sessions on October 13 for absolute beginners and novices who are interested in becoming more digitally capable.

“The project is designed to help people learn basic online skills such as having medical appointments without leaving home, ordering groceries and medicines and having them delivered and connecting virtually with family and friends who don’t live nearby,” Mr Pietsch said.

“We can also instruct workshop participants on how to complete their banking on the internet as well as how to use important apps such as MyGov and Centrelink.”

The project is part of the Be Connected program, which is an Australian Government initiative. You are welcome to attend either information session at Horsham Neighbourhood House at 2 pm or 6 pm on October 13.

You can also encourage family members or friends to attend. For further information contact Charlie Helyar on 5382 5352.

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Pictured: Grampians Health Telehealth project officer Owen Pietsch and Horsham Neighbourhood House Manager Charlie Helyar.


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