Looking for IT savvy senior citizens as Golden Gurus in Singapore

If you are in the golden age (senior citizen) or who know someone in the age range that is IT-savvy, you might want to take a look at Press Release from StarHub. StarHub is looking for Golden Gurus who can help other senior citizens by teaching them Information Technology.

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Here is the Press Release.

StarHub’s Golden Gurus to shine IT spotlight on senior citizens

Singapore, 16 December 2012 – Today, StarHub launched Golden Gurus, an IT empowerment and education programme by seniors for seniors, to help the elderly bridge the digital gap with their loved ones and the community.

In line with the Government’s promotion of Active Aging, StarHub’s Golden Gurus programme, supported by Council for Third Age (C3A) and RSVP ProGuide—the non-profit organisation for senior volunteers—will see tech-savvy senior citizens giving back to society by teaching information technology to other seniors.

“StarHub is a firm believer in the use of technology to empower individuals as well as forge stronger relationships within families and between friends,” said Mr Neil Montefiore, Chief Executive Officer, StarHub. “Golden Gurus will enable tech-savvy senior citizens to stay active and catalyze other senior citizens in staying connected to society and their loved ones.”

StarHub is now looking for digitally fluent seniors to apply via the Golden Gurus microsite at www.starhub.com/goldengurus. People who know of tech-savvy seniors can also submit nominations there on their behalf.

Judges from StarHub and C3A will then select five Golden Gurus to be unveiled at the C3A-organised 50 plus Expo from 22 to 24 March 2013.

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After exclusive training from RSVP ProGuide and StarHub, the Golden Gurus will thereafter be co-trainers with RSVP ProGuide, imparting their technological abilities at community workshops conducted by RSVP ProGuide. Showcasing and leveraging on lifestyle topics that will appeal to senior citizens, the workshops are set to be far more engaging than one’s typical computer class. The Golden Gurus will also share their knowledge via social media, blogs and more.

“Golden Gurus will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals, upgrade their skills and share their knowledge with their peers,” shared Mr Montefiore. “Besides that, they will also enjoy exclusive Golden Guru perks from StarHub, including a free mobile device worth up to $1,000 and exclusive invitations to StarHub events.”

StarHub’s Golden Gurus initiative is supported by: Council for Third Age, who will help promote the programme through the C3A portal (www.c3a.org.sg) and participate in the selection process; and RSVP ProGuide, who will help train the Golden Gurus and run the community workshops for senior citizens who may be interested in learning IT skills.

“In support of Active Ageing, we are excited to support StarHub in their search for active seniors with the skills needed in this day and age to stay connected to their loved ones and the community,” enthused Ms Soh Swee Ping, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Third Age. “We are happy to be part of the team in the selection process and look forward to empowering seniors to Age Actively with the StarHub Golden Gurus.”

“Given our increasingly longer life spans, it is even more important for everyone to stay active and connected as they age,” stated Mr Koh Juay Meng, President, RSVP. “We are proud to be a part of StarHub’s bold and inclusive effort to proactively involve senior citizens in connecting with modern technology.”

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About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 42Mbps for downlink to complement its nationwide GSM network, and an LTE network that provides connection speeds of up to 75Mbps in key business areas. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.

About Council for Third Age

The Council for Third Age (C3A) was set up in May 2007 with the role of championing the cause of active ageing in Singapore.  Amidst a dynamic and evolving active ageing landscape, C3A has evolved to play a catalytic role in promoting active living, with its focus on lifelong learning, social gerontology and optimism on senior employability.

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C3A aims to create a vibrant pro-age Singapore through education, outreach and partnership—a society where seniors can participate as integral members according to their interests and abilities, and ultimately fostering a society where seniors live full, active and meaningful lives.

About RSVP

RSVP Singapore – The Organisation of Senior Volunteers is a non-profit organisation launched by the then Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong in October 1998. It is a registered society under the Societies Act and is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Our organisation is governed by a Board of Management that is in accordance with the RSVP constitution. The Board comprises committed volunteers who are professionals, ex-businessmen, retired school principals and others. Our practices are governed by the Code of Governance for Charities and IPC.

They aim to be Singapore’s premier organisation of active seniors serving and enriching lives through volunteerism, by providing opportunities for seniors to serve the community with their talent and experience.