Accessing government agencies’ services digitally has brought increasing pressure on the community, but assistance is provided by the volunteers of the Port Elliot Computing Centre.
Volunteers, who are mostly retired people in the area, have a support group with one-on-one assistance on Wednesdays 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, and Saturdays 10am to 12pm.
The Centre has several computers with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office, but people can bring their own laptops, iPads, tablets and smart-phones. An Apple Mac group has also been formed.
The Centre is on a mezzanine floor, but assistance can be given on the ground floor. A disability car park is at the side of the church. A fee of $5 is charged to cover expenses in running the centre and a cuppa is always available.
Workshops organised on a regular basis cover computing or health issues of interest. Moira Jenkins will be giving a presentation on “Connections Matter” on November 7 from 1pm to 3pm at the Computing Centre at 44 North Terrace, Port Elliot.