17th Feb 2010

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YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Shirley, has asked for some information regarding community interaction and learning in regards to computers and the internet. YOURLifeChoices has covered the issues of Computer clubs, internet allowances, online diary’s and $250 computers.

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) is the national peak body for seniors and technology. ASCCA is represented in every state and territory of Australia and ASCCA associated clubs are a great way to learn new skills or share your computer skills through clubs and groups. If you are interested in learning more about computers or have a wealth of information to volunteer, visit ASCCA.

Broadband for Seniors
Broadband for Seniors aims to increase the confidence and skills of older Australians in using computers and the internet, helping to build their community participation and social inclusion. Under Broadband for Seniors the Australian Government intends to engage a single service delivery organisation to deliver the program nationally by establishing around 2,000 internet kiosks for seniors in community organisations across Australia. To read more click here

WorkVentures
WorkVentures believes everyone deserves to have access to computers and training regardless of their financial situation. Providing computers for as little as $250 to holders of a current Centre Link Health Care Card, Aged Pension Card, Disability Card or some other form of documentation relating to low-income or disadvantage. Or to organizations that are non-profit organization, educational institutions, church, charity or community groups, WorkVentures is making a real difference.
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Online diary
Writing down your memories and thoughts is a good brain exercise and enables you to share your life and thoughts with friends or people from around the world. There are many free websites you can use to post your thoughts and you can set these to private and only invite your friends to read them if you choose.
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