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31 July 2015
Wyong Shire Libraries Providing A Safe And Educational Space For Seniors
Over the next month Wyong Shire Council Libraries will be hosting a number of events for older residents to assist them in leading independent lives and better connect with their families.
Council’s Library Services Section Manager, Ms Andrea Edward said these events help to support an improved quality of life as well as provide new skills in today’s digital world.
“With almost a quarter of our Shire aged over 60 it is imperative we tailor a significant portion of our events for our senior residents and we do,” Ms Edwards said.
Captel Captioned Telephone Demonstrations
“One of the highlights during August will be our demonstration of the new Captel Captioned Telephone, which displays your conversation word-for-word.
“This is perfect for anyone who has trouble hearing on the phone – if you miss something you can just check the captions!
“This will be a hands-on session where attendees will be able to also try out the phone to see if it suits them!”
Events to try the Captel Captioned Telephone will be held on Wednesday 5 August at Tuggerah Library or Friday 7 August at Bateau Bay Library.
Both sessions start at 10.30am.
Other Wyong Library Events For August
Homework help for parents and grandparents
- Find out about the products and services available to help young students.
- Tuesday, 18 August, 10-11am or 1.30 – 2.30pm at Tuggerah Library. Ph: 4350 1560
- A solo play by Helen Moulder, with music from The Magic Flute. $5 per ticket.
Monday 24 August, 2pm at Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre
Bookings via Bateau Bay Library. Ph: 4350 1580
“Alongside events we also have a wide range of services and resources for our ageing community,” Ms Edwards added.
“I’d encourage seniors to come into our branches and uncover the great variety of items offered by the libraries like knitting groups and book clubs.
“It’s also a fantastic way to reconnect with your community!” said Ms Edwards.
Bookings for all events are essential and can be made in branch or contacting your local library.
Visit Wyong Shire Council Library Services for locations and contact details or to become a member.
Wyong Shire Council
Phone: (02) 4350 5555
Fax: (02) 4351 2098
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Article Compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times