Internet help for seniors
GYMPIE seniors wanting to broaden their horizons through computers can now do so through the Broadband for Seniors Kiosk at Fancy That Op Shop at 204 Mary Street.
The kiosk, which is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, is for use by anyone who has attained the age of 50 years.
Gympie's was one of the first 14 kiosks started under a Federal Government scheme managed by NEC to eventually have more than 2000 kiosks throughout Australia.
The program offers free high-speed internet access currently without an appointment and untimed.
Training to use the facilities and internet use is free but printing and any refreshments are at nominal cost.
Training without an appointment is available 9am any Wednesday. If that does not suit, or if you need disabled access, then you will need an appointment by phoning 0437 003 118. Training not covered by the program is available at nominal cost from Gympie Seniors Computer Club.
Tax Help, which provides free advice on preparing a tax return for those who earn less than $40,000 per year, is also on the Fancy That premises and is proving really popular.
To make an appointment, phone Neil Wildey on 5483 6207.
Further information on Free Broadband for Seniors is available on necseniors.com.