TECHNOLOGY is constantly changing, but keeping up-to-date was made a little easier in Leeton last week.
As part of NSW Seniors Week, the Leeton library hosted a digital workshop for residents to help give their skills and knowledge a brush up.
Participants brought along their phones and were able to learn about everything from cyber safety and apps to digital photo storage and the ins and outs of using this technology.
Leeton library manager Terry O'Keefe said the idea for the workshop came after noticing there was a need for such information to be disseminated to this particular sector of the community.
"We get lots of borrowers coming into the library with their new devices, trying to work out how to use them," she said.
"Also, the library offers free online resources - such as ebooks and eaudiobooks - and people are interested on how to access these things.
"We are hoping that participants will increase their confidence to try new things on their smartphones."
The digital workshop was one of many events happening throughout the shire for NSW Seniors Week.
The library played host to several of these events, including a session with the facility's knitting group, brain games and a special edition of storytime.
Rounding out the festivities at the library was a one-hour show from The Talespinners who presented There's a Newcomer in Town.
Ms O'Keefe was hopeful the digital workshop gave the participants an idea of how useful technology in their pocket can be.
"I think it is very important to be 'tech savvy' in today's world," she said.
"The online world is full of opportunities.
"From game apps that are fun for keeping the brain active, to social media to keep in touch with family near and far.
"(There is also the more) practical tasks such as online banking.
"Having the know-how and confidence can open up a whole world of new experiences."
The library will soon be offering regular tech savvy seniors sessions, and will advertise widely when these free workshops will be offered.
NSW Seniors Week was held from February 12 to 23.
It is the largest festival for seniors in the southern hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.
For those over 60, the initiative gives them the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many which are free or heavily discounted.
Other events in Leeton shire included yoga and healthy eating/cooking workshops and a special community services expo in Whitton.