Friday 15th June 2018 saw more than 200 seniors attend a Seniors Recreation Council and Telstra Tech Savvy Connected Seniors event at the Loftus Centre in Leederville. The event presented by SRCWA in partnership with Telstra was a once again resounding success. People at the event had the opportunity to discuss their technology issues with more than 30 Telstra Digital Ambassadors, who volunteered for the day. Our MC for the day Boyd Brown Telstra Area General Manager WA, who opened the event introduced our guest opening speaker Jenny Seaton, she was followed by informative presentations by NBN Co, Telstra Health, Telstra Digital Ambassadors and SRCWA Tech Savvy Seniors Program Manager Martin Yates. At the start of his “Use of Digital Devices for Photography” presentation Martin Yates invited the “Roving Selfie Stick Man” – Michael Tan to take a shot from the stage with him of the crowd.
A huge vote of thanks goes out to Telstra, for their support at this event, to Boyd, Naomi and Jodi from Telstra for their enthusiasm and hard work making this event possible. To the wonderful volunteers and staff from SRCWA who helped with the setup, directed seniors, and manned the registration table, long time volunteers Pat and Mary served the Tea and Coffee thank you so much. A shout out to Matthew Kavanagh from the office of Hon Mick Murray MLA Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation, the Communication Team at Sport and Recreation, WA and Have a Go News for your ongoing support.
To our statics displays NBN Australia Camera Electronic, Independent Living Centre WA, and Telstra thank you for your much appreciated support. Camera Electronic donated a Digital Camera for the door prize won by Wendy Stewart of Nollamara. Wendy was very excited to win the camera as she had wanted to join our SRCWA Seniors Photo Walks, we can’t wait to help you give your prize a workout.
Feedback from this event was very positive with people asking when will the next event will be. One issue highlighted from the event was “Where to from here where can I get help as I don’t have children or family who can help me as services at our local library have ceased due to the volunteer leaving getting full time work.” Many seniors asked for their sincere thanks to be passed on to SRCWA and Telstra for organising such a great event.