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Broadband for seniors

The KMS Boradband for Seniors program is part of a much broader national program funded by the Australian Government. The program aims are:

  • To give senior Australians free access to computers and the internet via internet Kiosks.
  • To support senior Australians in gaining confidence and in building new skills in the use of computer technology.
  • To address the issue of senior Australians feeling isolated and ‘left behind’ in a technological age.
  • To build community participation and social inclusion among senior Australians.

The Katoomba Men's Shed is a perfect place to deliver such a program for local men and is an approved 'kiosk' for the Broadband for Seniors program. As a kiosk, the Shed provides the following:

  • Free computer access.
  • Free broadband internet access.
  • Free computer training.

 Trained tutors provide free training in basic computer skills and the Katoomba Men's Shed 'Computer Club' is available to provide ongoing  mentoring and support.

The Broadband for Seniors kiosk is available at all times that the Shed is open and the trainig program is offered on Fridays, from 9 am to 12 pm. If you are interested, contact the Shed, or drop in for a chat.

If you are intersted in acting as a tutor for this worthwhile program, talk to the day coordinator at the shed on any working day. (See what is involved in being a tutor here.)