Published on 26 May 2022
From the way 75-year-old Mr Poo Chee Chiang navigates his smartphone, you would never have imagined that he was apprehensive about technology a year ago!
Today Mr Poo has learnt how to safely enjoy the convenience of smartphone apps, which have opened up a new world of staying in touch with friends and family, as well as getting errands done. With the help of digital literacy programmes by Singtel and IMDA, along with the support of his son and staff at our Active Ageing Hub (Kampung Admiralty), Mr Poo successfully learned how to use several apps such as Zoom, WhatsApp and DBS PayLah.
Wanting to share the conveniences and connectivity of what technology had to offer, the 75-year-old even took on the role of assistant teacher to teach fellow seniors how to use smartphone apps and tablets at the centre. Today, Mr Poo continues to stay connected with friends and family via video calls on Whatsapp, as well as easily share his many holiday photographs or images of his favourite hobby - Paint By Numbers - all thanks to his new found skills.
In many ways, Mr Poo’s experience reflects the journey of many seniors at NTUC Health who have embraced learning and technology to stay relevant and connected.
“I was scared to use apps, but you just have to learn slowly. Now I am more confident and I still want to learn more.”
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