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Technology Workshop
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

2020 brings us another year of technology workshops. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

2020 brings us another year of technology workshops. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

2020 brings us another year of technology workshops. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

2020 brings us another year of technology workshops. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

Today is World Creativity and Innovation Day! And to celebrate this we will have a session dedicated to as many creative and innovative technological advances as we can fit in!

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

It is “Get Online Week” this week, and our technology partners across NSW are holding events to try and encourage more older Australians to use technology in their daily lives. This workshop will be an extended session on The Wonders of the World Wide Web, and in addition to our usual morning cup of tea, we will have a BBQ lunch afterwards.

As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you. Over lunch Aaron and Anna will be available to answer any questions you have and to help you with your devices.

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Technology Workshop
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

This month we will be looking at exercise trackers like Fitbit and also at step counter apps for your phone. October is ‘Walktober’ - Australia’s walking month - so after this session we will be well prepared to increase our activity and get out and about!

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

This month’s workshop is all about MyGov - how to create an account, how to link a service such as Medicare and more. Please join us for this important topic, as technology becomes more ubiquitous in our daily life.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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INS Lifeguard Presentation
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

INS Lifeguard Presentation

This morning we will be having a presentation by Jo Bourke from INS Lifeguard. She will explain the features and benefits of our new emergency call system, and the services that are provided with the system. There will be a Q&A session, so please come along if you have any questions or comments about the system.

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Technology Workshop
Jul
16
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

This month we are having a bigger technology event to try and increase awareness in our community. We will have a morning tea as usual, followed by an extended series of workshops. We will then have a BBQ lunch to finish the day. Some of the topics we will include will be privacy, scams, fraud, security and online safety. We will allow plenty of time for actually putting things into practice on your devices, so please do bring them with you. Aaron and Anna will be available over lunch to discuss any technological issues you may have so come prepared to ask questions!

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Technology Workshop
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop - Taking, Editing and Sending Photos
Feb
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Taking, Editing and Sending Photos

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This workshop will look at how to take, edit and send photos on your mobile device. We will also discuss taking a screenshot. It will be an interactive session, so please do bring down your phones and tablets with you so you can practice as we go.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome.

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Technology Workshop - Watching Videos: YouTube, Netflix and Stan
Jan
15
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Watching Videos: YouTube, Netflix and Stan

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! We will kick off the year with a foray into watching videos online. We will investigate YouTube, Netflix and Stan, looking at both the benefits and the pitfalls of using the internet to watch clips, TV episodes and movies.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop - Keeping in Touch
Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Keeping in Touch

In our final technology workshop of the year we will be looking at how to use Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and other resources to keep in touch with family and friends online. There are so many ways of keeping in touch to choose from these days, so we will explain a bit about the main ones and how they work. Many of these companies allow you to talk for free to other people with the same technology, so it’s a great tool for people who have friends and family all over the country or all over the world.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Technology Workshop - Filling in Online Forms and Online Shopping
Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Filling in Online Forms and Online Shopping

This month's topic is becoming more and more relevant in today's internet-based society. Most organisations will now offer an option to fill out forms online, and online shopping can be a really useful tool for those who find it hard to get to the shops on a regular basis. Knowing how to use these tools more effectively is a great skill to have, and we hope to help you on the way to feeling more comfortable with it all.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along for a cuppa and a chat and see what you can do online.

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Technology Workshop - Google Searches, Google Maps and Google Earth
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Google Searches, Google Maps and Google Earth

This month we will be looking at using Google's search, maps and Earth. Ever wanted to be able to search Google more effectively? Or to use Google Maps when you're lost? Or to discover the wonders of Google Earth? Then this is the session for you! 

We will chat about using search engines effectively, and the types of words or phrases to use that will most likely result in a positive search. There are a number of different maps apps, but we will show you how to approach using them in situations where you are lost or need to navigate whilst driving. Finally, we will look at Google Earth and what different information we can find when using this fascinating tool.

Come along with friends or family and have a cuppa whilst delving into the delights that Google has to offer us these days!

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Telstra NBN Question Time
Jun
19
2:30 PM14:30

Telstra NBN Question Time

If you have questions about how the NBN will affect you, now is the time to ask them! The Astra has been connected up to the network, so now it is up to individual residents to connect their units. Roy from Telstra in Randwick will be here this afternoon to chat about what the NBN means for you, and to answer any questions you might have. Come along and have a cuppa and a biscuit afterwards as we join with the regular afternoon tea crowd.

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Technology Workshop - Documents
Jun
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Documents

This month we will be looking at creating documents - word-processed, spreadsheets and presentations. We will cover all the main Apple, Microsoft and Google programs, as well as answering any questions you might have. Come along and have a cuppa, find out more about making and editing documents, and learn how your computers work.

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Technology Workshop - Storage and Back-ups
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Storage and Back-ups

This workshop will cover all of the different ways to store data from your devices, as well as how to do back-ups. This is an important topic - you never know when you might need to access your back-ups, and it can be confusing to decide which storage solution best meets your individual needs. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, so bring along your own devices and we can tailor the information we give to fit your situation. All are welcome, including friends and relatives. Morning tea will be provided.

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Technology Workshop - Cyber Security
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Cyber Security

This will be our first proper technology workshop in association with the Government's Be Connected program, on the topic of cyber security. We will discuss how to be safe online, as well as how to reduce and remove risks while using your devices. We will give you information on passwords, anti-virus software, scams and spam... as well as plenty of opportunities to ask questions about your specific devices or situations. All are welcome, including friends and relatives. Morning tea will be provided.

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Telstra NBN Info Session
Dec
13
1:00 PM13:00

Telstra NBN Info Session

Confused about the NBN and what it might mean for your phone/internet? So are we! Because of the number of questions we have had from residents about the NBN and what to do next, we have organised for two representatives from Telstra to come to the Astra this week and give us some information. Frances and Stephanie will talk to us about what the next steps for residents are, as well as answering any questions we might have. They will bring along some sample NBN-ready landline phones for us to have a look at too. If you have questions about the NBN, then this info session is for you. 

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