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New digital literacy training for over 65s welcomed

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Newstalk ZB,
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Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:41AM
It's part of a $7.7 million investment to upgrade the Super Gold Card system for those over 65. Photo / Getty Images.

Age Concern says new digital literacy training will help older people keep up with our ever-changing world.

The Government has committed $600,000 towards digital training.

It's part of a $7.7 million investment to upgrade the Super Gold Card system for those over 65.

Age Concern chief executive Stephanie Clare told Kate Hawkesby older people know how to adjust to new technology, with the right training and support.

"A lot of older people have had technology in their workplace for a long time and are able to learn, use and understand it. Keeping up with technology is a different thing for us all."

She said older people need to be able to adjust to changing technology, like everyone else.

"we have to stay updated to keep secure and keep cybersecurity up to date and yes, technology and education help us know how to navigate those changes."

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