Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Seniors reminded to visit the Easter Show for savings and tech savvy training

14 April 2014



Minister for Ageing John Ajaka reminded seniors not to miss out on two dedicated seniors days at the Sydney Royal Easter Show starting tomorrow.

“NSW Seniors Card holders can access a wide range of discounts and savings available to them around the showground tomorrow or on Wednesday, including two-for-one deals on 55 carnival rides when they ride with a paying child or grandchild,” Mr Ajaka said.

“Seniors can also win major prizes like a trip to Disneyland in California or Telstra iPads and gift vouchers in the Seniors Hub sponsored by the NSW Government and Telstra.

“The NSW Government and Telstra Seniors Hub will be located near the Big Top Amphitheatre, and is expected to attract more than 20,000 seniors.

“The hub will be a hive of activity with workshops, classes, competitions and events being held throughout the day, including Tech Savvy Seniors demonstrations.

“The first 10,000 seniors to attend the hub will receive a free promo bag full of information and goodies, including Tech Savvy Senior DVDs that will help them bridge the digital divide.

“One of the main highlights of the Telstra Hub is The Show Through My Eyes photo competition, which involves seniors sharing old or new photos of themselves at the show, whether it’s taking the kids on rides, accepting a ribbon for best sponge or enjoying the animal exhibitions.”

The senior with the best snapshot from the show will win a trip to Disneyland for two adults and two children. The winner will be announced on 22 May to give seniors plenty of time to send in their images.

There will also be hourly prizes for the most outstanding image taken throughout the day.

Telstra’s Chief Sustainability Officer Tim O’Leary said the photo competition was an exciting opportunity for seniors to share new or favourite memories from the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

“Telstra cares about its customers and wants to make sure they can make the most of the opportunities technology offers, including older Australians,” Mr O’Leary said.

“We know many seniors love attending the show with friends and family and this is a great opportunity for them to share their memories and photos online.

“We are encouraging seniors to rummage through their albums and bring old photos from previous shows, or they can take new snapshots at this year’s show on their mobile phones and send their images via MMS.

“Our friendly volunteers at the Seniors Hub will help seniors scan their old photos or upload their new shots, so they can be displayed at the Seniors Hub and on the NSW Seniors Card website.

“To add to the fun, we are offering a range of prizes including Telstra mobile phones, iPads and $500 gift vouchers for the best photos.”

Terms and Conditions for the photo competitions are available on the Seniors Card website at: www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au.

The Tech Savvy Seniors Program is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra. To find out more about the Tech Savvy Seniors program go to

www.telstra.com/seniors

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