Generation Connect Project

Released on 31 August 2017

Generation Connect is an inter-generational project run by the City of Salisbury and supported by Office for the Ageing, SA Health. The project is designed to support both young people and seniors in our community to learn new digital skills, learn from each other and capture stories of how technology has had an impact on the lives of local residents.

For the young people involved, they will learn basic videography skills which are becoming more valuable in a culture heavily focused on digital media. For the seniors, they will receive one-on-one help with their digital devices such as smartphones and tablets. The young people involved will also use their practical video and interview skills to capture the stories of how technology has changed through the lives of our senior participants.

This is an exciting opportunity to tell the history of technology to help us better understand why people use it, the real change it can have and what it may mean for the future. 

The first Generation Connect program will start in April and will be run across six weeks. This will include videography workshops, interview sessions, digital skills mentoring and a screening of the videos which will be created during the program.

We're looking for twelve youth and twelve senior particpants to be part of this first program.

For Youth:

Are you aged 16-35? Join as one of our digital storytellers. You will receive training from a professional film-maker on videography skills, interview skills, editing skills and mentoring seniors in the use of technology over five weeks. No experience is required, just a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, listen and make a difference in the lives of others. The sessions will be run on:

  • Friday, 13 April at Len Beadell Library
  • Friday, 20 April at Pine Lakes Community Centre
  • Friday, 27 April at Pine Lakes Community Centre
  • Friday, 4 May at Len Beadell Library
  • Wednesday, 8 May at Len Beadell Library
  • Friday 11 May at Len Beadell Library

 To enrol as a youth participant, please contact the library on 8406 8311 or before 29 March 2018

For Seniors

Are you a senior living in the City of Salisbury? Have a smartphone or tablet that you'd like some help with? We're looking for seniors to be part of a new project where you get to share your story and get some tech help too! If you would like to take part in this unique experience, you will need to be available on the following dates to participate in the sessions:

  • Friday, 20 April at Pine Lakes Community Centre
  • Friday, 27 April at Pine Lakes Community Centre
  • Friday, 11 May at Len Beadell Library

To register as a senior participant, please contact the library on 8406 8311 or before 6 April 2018

For more information, download a flyer