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Frequently asked questions about services that are available to senior Victorians, and where to find information about these services
The statewide Victorian Seniors Festival will run throughout October in 2020
It’s a wrap! Older Victorians and their friends and families celebrated, had fun, danced, played and learnt new things throughout October at the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival ….
View the details of the recipients of 2019 Victorian Senior of the Year Award.
Meet the people behind the faces of the 2019 Seniors Festival.
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The Victorian Seniors Festival receives wonderful support from our many Festival partners, enabling us to be a truly statewide event in October
The Community Visitors Scheme is funded by the Australian government and plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people
TRY is a social purpose organisation delivering access to early learning, mentoring for the vulnerable and those at-risk, and training and employment opportunities for those wanting to try, but have not had the chance.
U3As provides low-cost learning to older people to encourage them to stay active and engaged, Australia wide.
Neighbourhood Houses provide a place for people together to come together to learn in and contribute to their local community.
Men’s Sheds are a place for men to go for a chat, to meet with other men, put their skills to use and support each other.
Public libraries are more than stacks of books. They are fantastic social and cultural activity hubs that play an important role in our communities.
Lions Club are a group of people who are dedicated to making our communities a better place to live, work and grow.
Rotary is an organisation creating opportunities for people to use their vocational skills in assisting their communities the world over.
Volunteering is a great way for people to get involved in the community and make a positive contribution
Get extra value and assistance with discount energy plans and technology training for seniors. Available to all card holders.
Additional resources and contacts, information, links, external websites for older Victorians
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As you age, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever for maintaining good health. Read more about staying healthy as you age.
Retirement can look entirely different from person to person. This section looks at ways of managing this important phase of your life.
Seniors come from all walks of life and contribute to our community in myriad ways. Meet some embracing new beginnings or life phase.
Victoria is made up of many communities and those communities are made up of many people. Learn more about who and what may be in your neck of the woods.
So much to do, see and learn during this year's Seniors Festival!
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Understanding the different types of home networks available, so you can decide which is best for your home.
Wireless home networks are convenient and flexible. They let you use your PC wherever you want, even out in the garden if you choose, but there are a few different types of wireless broadband network. Choosing the right one depends on your needs and of course your circumstances.
First things first, before you can set up a wireless home broadband network, you need an account with an internet service provider and, of course, an internet connection. Now your home internet connection is a bit like your TV antenna in that it comes into your house at a single point, either your phone line or a special cable. When you connect a wireless modem router to that point, it uses what we call wifi technology to broadcast the internet to devices like PCs, smart phones, and tablets around the house.
Generally, we describe a network that uses wireless technology to share an internet connection as a wifi network. When shopping for a wifi modem router, you'll see different logos and numbers on packaging. These numbers, such as N300 or N300 plus, refer to the speed of the wireless network. Faster equipment makes it quicker to transfer large files, say lots of photos and home videos, between computers and generally provide a better experience for everything you do on your network. To help protect your personal information from hackers or prevent freeloaders from using your internet service, it's a good idea to enable wireless security on your network. This means you need to type in a password to access the network and the internet. You set this password when you first configure your router.
Now, if for some reason, you can't get ADSL or a cable internet connection where you are, there might be another wireless option. It's a 3G router that takes a mobile phone style signal and converts it into a wifi signal that your computer can use. It's a great solution for places where ADSL or cable just isn't available. These days, 3G or 4G connections are very fast. Wireless is the best kind of home network because it's so flexible. Being able to get online, transfer of files, and backup your data from anywhere in the house, even the bathroom, is the best thing since Marconi invented the radio.
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