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Age no barrier for seniors to tackle technology
10 July 2021 Posted by 

Age no barrier for seniors to tackle technology

AGE is no barrier for a bunch of Parramatta-area seniors who are happily tapping their way into modern technology while making friends.
Aged from 55 up to 90 plus, members of the thriving Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors are developing skills that enable them to stay in touch with family and friends, and of course the world. 
Genealogy is among the special interests in the group, so participants learn how to navigate the various sites that trace family information. 
Meeting in Parramatta Library, ParraPals brings together seniors needing computer skills and volunteers willing to help them. Aside from that, it also is a social network for seniors, many who are stuck at home alone. 
There are about 150 members and the group expect that to grow as isolation has made connection all that important. ‘
’We offer a variety of courses, in groups of no more than four students, that run anywhere from single, two-hour sessions through to longer courses that consist of weekly sessions run over a three-week period,’’ ParraPals president Deb Neyle said. 
Each participant in a class has an individual computer or device while the course information is projected onto a smart screen for them to see. 
Deb said the group was as much a social group as anything else, with members enjoying tea breaks together to share their experiences and compare notes. 
For details about joining or volunteering as a trainer, contact president Deb Neyle at


Michael Walls
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