Teaching the old new tricks

November 5, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Residents at Melbourne’s Emmy Monash residents have participated in an iPad Masterclass.

IMG_8558-copyIn conjunction with Telstra Digital Ambassadors, residents became familiar with the different functions of an iPad, based on personal interests.

Gandel philanthropy has funded the IPad Connect program at Emmy Monash. Grant Manager, Jewish and Israel Programs, Nicole Brittain attended the masterclass and was highly impressed by the interest and responsiveness of the participants.

IMG_8487-copyNicole Brittain, Grant Manager – Jewish and Israel Programs at Gandel Philanthropy, said: “Seeing the iPad Connect Project at Emmy in action, really confirmed our belief that connecting the elderly with the external world through the Internet, as well as introducing them to benefits of social media, can really have a positive and lasting impact on their personal well-being and potentially even reduce their feelings of isolation.” 

Specialist Emmy Volunteers, Jenny Gorog and Lex Korngold offered focused support to residents, whilst the Telstra Ambassadors brought 30 iPads for the participants to have hands on practice at developing skills to expand their knowledge and access apps and sites of individual interest.

Both Emmy Monash and Gandel Philanthropy believe that you are never too old to learn and embrace new technology, and the iPad masterclass certainly endorsed that view. Judy Fetter, Emmy Monash Donor Relations Manager, was delighted with the attendance and focused interest of the residents. “The direct involvement of corporate partners assists Emmy Monash to offer cutting edge programs for the seniors of our community.”

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