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JAMES MILSON VILLAGE EMPOWERS RESIDENTS WITH DIGITAL SKILLS PROGRAM

James Milson Village 2 mins read
A student from North Sydney Girls High School helps a resident from James Milson Village, as part of the Digital Mentor Program which aims to bridge the digital divide and impart essential digital skills.

This month marked the commencement of an exciting initiative at James Milson Village, as elderly residents delved into the world of computers and IT during the first of a 6-week course. Facilitated by IT Lady through their Digital Mentor Program, which is generously funded by the government's Be Connected grants, the course aims to bridge the digital divide by pairing school-aged students with older Australians to impart essential digital skills.

"We are excited to be able to provide our residents with this valuable opportunity to enhance their digital literacy. In today's increasingly digital world, acquiring these skills is more important than ever, and we are grateful for the support of IT Lady and the Be Connected grants in making this program possible," said James Milson Village CEO, Brad Williams.

The inaugural session saw a fantastic turnout, with 15 residents in attendance alongside six Digital Mentor students from North Sydney Boys High School and North Sydney Girls High School.

Among the participants was resident Peter Lawson, who shared his positive experience, saying, "I enjoyed the first class immensely. My Digital Mentor, Madeline, taught me how to delete unwanted apps from my phone, which was incredibly helpful."

Reflecting on the program's impact, one student mentor shared, "I never realised how challenging it could be for people who haven't grown up with technology. Helping others navigate various devices made me realise the significance of my role and the appreciation from those I assist."

The course not only offers valuable IT skills but also fosters meaningful connections and mutual learning between generations. Residents and students alike are relishing the opportunity to engage and learn from one another, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

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About us:

James Milson Village is a not-for-profit organisation that has been caring for Sydneysiders for almost five decades. Retirement living and residential aged care services are offered across two iconic locations, North Sydney and Woolwich. Each location offers the very best in city living, boasts water views and beautifully landscaped garden areas, as well as a range of onsite facilities and services.


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Alexandra Lund | Brilliant Logic

P: 02 4324 6962 | M: 0404 902 862

E: alund@brilliantlogic.com.au

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