Learning how to plan a travel route in and around Heathcote, topping up the Gold Opal card or checking in ‘real’ time when the bus or train is coming are hot topics featured in the NSW Government’s new Tech Savvy Seniors Transport App workshop.

The new addition to the Tech Savvy Seniors Program will be available at St George & Sutherland Community Centre and Wollongong City Council for Heathcote seniors who express their interest.

We want Heathcote seniors to have the confidence to navigate their way anywhere and have the smoothest trip possible to their destination, whether they are going to the supermarket or travelling afar in NSW.

Participants will learn how to use three of the most commonly used mobile phone apps for navigating public transport in NSW, including Transport for NSW’s Trip Planner, Opal Travel, and Moovit.

These apps make it easier for us to get around and we don’t want older people to be left behind. I encourage all Heathcote seniors to be proactive and sign up for a training session.

The Transport App workshop will join other free and low cost courses available through the Tech Savvy Seniors program delivered at libraries and community colleges statewide.

The new workshop is a great example of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to support people to stay actively engaged in their communities as they get older.

To find your nearest Tech Savvy Seniors transport app workshop, visit www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors and go to register for training.

To sign up for a Gold Opal call 13 77 88 or visit www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/gold-opal.