Social Seniors

If you would like to extend your digital skills, broaden your social networks, share your stories creatively, and connect with people on social media, Social Seniors is for you. Social Seniors comprises 6 weekly 2 hour workshops to introduce you to a range of simple tools to help you connect with others online.
In addition to our leaders’ guidance on using your mobile device to join Zoom if needed, the course will help you access learning materials on the Australian Government’s “Be Connected” website, develop more confidence in using the Internet, setup Facebook with your preferred privacy & security settings, and share social media post such as photos and videos in a safe private group.
You will also learn how to produce short videos and share these with others with your group & friends online.
Our experience is that seniors with the following interests have been interested in joining the program:

• Using social media to connect with family and friends
• Genealogy / family history
• Walking groups or local history
• Creative writing or Photography
• Preparing “this is your life” presentations for milestone family events and eulogies.
As well as sharing “digital stories” and discovering social opportunities, this program will help you address any concerns you may have around online privacy, safety and security.

Additional Notes
You do not need to have extensive online experience – just a willingness to learn! We will be using Zoom to conduct this course. The course will divide into smaller groups as needed depending on device used, skills & interest area.
You will use your own digital device – an internet-enabled Smartphone, iPad or Tablet – and we will assist you to set up an email address to get started with Zoom if required. (If you do not have your own device or an internet connection we may be able to assist you with a loan device: please enquire.) The course will be facilitated by a U3A Network Victoria volunteer, with assistance from members in our club. For more information contact Jill on 0413 004 546.

U3A Network Volunteer, with Jill Dyson

Leader Jill Dyson