Special class to keep data safer
THE days of rifling through reams of paper documents are now gone, with Ipswich seniors invited to store important information electronically.
The For Safe Keeping Project has been developed by the Seniors Consultative Committee, and the benefits for seniors are numerous.
Fifty USB sticks have been provided free of charge by Queensland Emergency Services for the project.
Once scanned onto a USB, all the information can easily be transferred to other family members or relevant parties.
Seniors Consultative Committee volunteer David Murphy said as people aged, they became more forgetful, and having all their important documents in the one place was very convenient.
"You might forget where your documents are but, if everything is in a safe place on a USB, you don't need to worry about paper," Mr Murphy said.
USBs also do not deteriorate like paper, which can get yellowed and brittle after repeated handling.
This is the first time the project has been conducted, and all Ipswich seniors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment.
The For Safe Keeping Project sessions will be held at the Ipswich Humanities Centre, Marburg Residents Hall and Springfield Lakes Community Centre during September and October.
Bookings are essential. Phone 3810 6646 for more information.