Brimbank Council welcomed funding from the Victorian Government under the Digital Literacy for Seniors Program. Council have allocated a total of $46,042 to provide digital training programs for seniors. Brimbank Libraries will conduct the training in 2023.
“I welcome the funding from the Victorian Government through the Digital Literacy for Seniors Program. Now more than ever, older people are accessing information and resources online. This additional funding will help us to support them through our public libraries,” says Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire.
An increasing number of Brimbank seniors gain digital access to the Brimbank Libraries’ collection, news and research materials as well as government services online.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic we had to adapt and go on a digital learning journey together, including older people with limited experience using computers or mobile phones. Knowing that you can get some help and support at your local public library will make a big difference to Brimbank seniors.”
The funding will provide additional support to help educate and upskill older people to better access materials online. This will include support and training in community languages.
For information about our Libraries, including digital support for seniors, visit https://www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/.