Murray Mallee Aged Care Group offers older community members in Murray Bridge a six week program covering all aspects of iPad use. No previous iPad experience is needed. An iPad is loaned out for this period so that the person becomes familiarised with the iPad and they can then decide if they wish to purchase one in the future.
On Going Support:
‘Drop in’ Groups are also available for older people who have purchased their own iPad and wish to have some further assistance.
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group offers to loan out an iPad to MMACG Clients where they are able to loan eBooks from their local library over the internet and read on the iPad. eBooks on an iPad means the size of the letters can be changed and the light behind the words also makes reading easier.
Travelling iPads - TRiP:
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group was very aware that there are many smaller organisations who would very much like to offer such classes as the SITT to their older community members.
With our focus on servicing the rural and remote older person MMACG established a number of iPads and resources that can be loaned out to small community groups, not for profit organisations along with all necessary resources to enable them to conduct Seniors Information Technology Trials (SITT) groups within their own community.
Each TRiP bag contains six iPads, covers, manuals, SIM cards, Telstra and iTunes credit for each device and “Getting Started” resources. MMACG loans these TRiP packs (free of charge) to selected organizations for an initial period of six months.
We have provided a TRiP pack to:
- Coonalpyn Community Hub, Coonalpyn
- Loxton Waikerie Council, Loxton
- West Coast Homecare, Port Lincoln.
Tutors on Wheels:
MMACG identified a need to outreach technology/digital education to our more rural/remote community members. This project emulates the existing, proven, technology focused and educational “Seniors Information Technology Trials” developed by MMACG to older community members located in rural/remote townships of the Murray Mallee region.
The project aims to introduce older persons to technology in a relaxed, informal setting. It involves the loaning of an iPad with internet connection to participants for the duration of a six week course. Participants are also provided with a manual specifically designed in large print with photos of activities that are undertaken on the iPad.
The group limited to six participants by two-hour tuition sessions on a weekly basis. Support and advice is also offered out of class time via phone and email.
Classes are being delivered in the townships of Karoonda, Swan Reach and Walker Flat.