Become a digital expert in 5 weeks! 

In a world of fast technological advancements and social change, staying digitally connected with smart devices like your phone is essential. Enjoy an array of exclusive benefits with Catholic Healthcare’s Smart Technology Program!

  • Communicate with family using video apps like Zoom and FaceTime
  • Support brain health through puzzles, online libraries and podcasts
  • Learn how to send and transfer photos – great for the grandkids!
  • Master how to change email addresses and passwords when required

Navigate this 5-week Program with your own personal printed user manual, plus 1:1 facilitator support and practice sessions every week.

The Smart Technology Program is inclusive of clients with early diagnosis of dementia who can follow instructions and want to use technology for brain training. This also includes vision and hearing impairments.

 

Dates

 

Programs in April

  • Apple - Wednesdays, 9 - 10.50am, from 13 April

 

Programs in May

  • Apple - Wednesdays, 9 - 10.50am, from 25 May
  • Android - Wednesdays, 1 - 3pm, from 25 May

 

 

How to register

Program Content

 

Week 1 

Course Introduction 

Check your devices and device settings

Week 2 

Getting Started with your device 

Fun Apps to get started 

Lifestyle apps and website 

Week 3 

Online security and everyday apps 

Staying connected with family and friends 

Week 4 

Getting organized online 

Tech for entertainment, interest, and learning 

Week 5 

Searching the Internet 

Cognition and Wellbeing 

Cost

 

Program Cost

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

(Your contribution)

$50

Home Care Package

(Taken from your package)

$550

Self-Funded

(Your contribution)

$605

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, you cannot join the program if you do not have the right device. The content shared in the course will be challenging to follow as it will not match what is seen on your device. Instructions and practice will also be given base on the required device’s functionality.

    You will need either an Apple iPhone 6+, Apple iPad 2, or an Android phone version 8 or higher. 

  • Catholic Healthcare can assist you with getting the SSI code from My Aged Care (MAC). Please call our friendly Customer Engagement Team on 1800 225 474.

  • Up to Week 3, the program focuses on building your foundational skills. It is important that you attend at least the first 3 weeks of the program to learn the foundation skills. There are unfortunately no make-up classes due to the course structure and consideration to other participants. No refund for missed classes will be provided.

     

Already registered? Take the Start of Course Survey now so we can learn about your current goals and digital confidence. 

 

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