Free digital education sessions for over 55s

Council is offering free digital education sessions on scam awareness and digital preparation for power outages for people in the Macedon Ranges aged over 55 as part of its Village Connect program.

The Village Connect program helps older residents to stay socially connected; and provides information about local supports and opportunities to learn new skills.

The sessions will be delivered by an NBN Community Ambassador and will cover:

  • Scam Awareness – common types of scams, how to detect them, what to do if you have been scammed, and tips to stay safe.
  • Digital preparation for a power outage or emergency – using Wi-Fi calling and mobile hotspots to stay connected, equipment that may be affected by power outages, preparing devices for an emergency, and creating an emergency communications kit.

Both sessions will be held on Wednesday 28 September at Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest Street, with Scam Awareness from 10am-11.30am, and Digital Preparation from 1pm-2.30pm.

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