Mundaring: digital age no barrier to seniors’ learning


Shire President David Lavell (back) with Nick Elton and Peregrin Wildoak at the new Gadgets and Gizmos at The Hub of the Hills.
Shire President David Lavell (back) with Nick Elton and Peregrin Wildoak at the new Gadgets and Gizmos at The Hub of the Hills.

A NEW group to help seniors with their technology questions is proving a hit in the Shire of Mundaring.

Shire President David Lavell said the Gadgets and Gizmos group began at the Shire’s The Hub of the Hills last week.

“Local resident and technology expert Peregrin Wildoak is volunteering his time to help seniors with technology,” he said. “People can come along to The Hub and get help with using phones, laptops, computers or tablets.

“A number of computers are also available for use. In the first week, there were more than seven seniors dropping in to ask for assistance.”

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Cr Lavell said the group was an initiative of customer service officer Rachael Bacon.

“Rachael saw the demand by seniors for help with their electronic devices,” he said.

“Many items don’t come with manuals anymore and the symbols may prove a little more challenging for older generations.

“It’s fantastic that we have an outlet for people to effectively learn a new language from a very experienced and friendly local volunteer.”

Gadgets and Gizmos runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays.

The Hub of the Hills is at 8 Craig Street.

For more information, call 9290 6683.