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Category: VOLUNTEERING

Technology for Seniors with Darebin U3A

On Monday, June 4th we celebrated the final day of our 7-week Technology for Seniors course with our wonderful friends from Darebin U3A. This group really gave it their all and made a terrific amount of progress over a short …

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From Level 4 English to Volunteering

Celebrating National Volunteer Week on Monday, we reflected on how our wonderful volunteers find us. Some come through volunteer networks or know us through our community presence, and others come to us as former students. Four of our current volunteers …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Our volunteers are amazing and we love having a national week to express our thanks. In celebration, we held a morning tea this morning at which the Making Connections students presented our volunteers with certificates of appreciation. We are so …

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Volunteering offers endless rewards

At PRACE we love it when our volunteers embrace an opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others!   Yesterday one of our volunteers, Briare, led a wonderfully informative segment on how to access library services online during one …

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Be Connected Network

We have joined the Be Connected Network! We are thrilled to announce that PRACE is now a member of the Be Connected Network. With the support from this federal government initiative we can now deliver even more digital skills training …

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Congratulations, Graduates of Technology for Seniors Course

Last Friday residents from St Thomas Village graduated from our 7-week Technology for Seniors course. Congratulations to a wonderfully enthusiastic and committed group – we look forward to seeing their skills continue to grow! If you would like to support …

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2017 NENHN Awards

Last Thursday PRACE had the pleasure of attending the NENHN (North East Neighbourhood House Network) Awards. We had been selected as a finalist in the Innovative Community Development Initiative Category for our project: Digital Literacy for Older Victorians.  Even though …

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Digital Seniors Outreach Program

A couple of weeks ago our Digital Seniors outreach program delivered iPad classes at The Little Sisters of the Poor, Northcote. These classes have provided residents and sisters with the opportunity to explore digital technology in a fun, friendly and supportive …

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iPad Classes at Northcote’s Little Sisters of the Poor

Earlier this week Anna Morgan, our Digital Seniors program coordinator, met with Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote to talk about iPads. It was such an honour to meet with the elderly nuns – Anna received a tour of …

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Congratulations Digital Seniors, Class of 2017!

Last week 13 students successfully finished our 10 week  iPad Train-the-Trainer course. During this time all developed the confidence to navigate the iPad and the skills to enable them to share this knowledge with others within the community! As graduates …

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