THERE are a few seniors at Anglican Care, Jesmond that know a little bit more about technology than they did five weeks ago.
Seven of the hostel's residents graduated from the facility's Tech Savvy Seniors program last week.
It was the same program that helped Anglican Care, Booragul win the not-for-profit category in the Lake Macquarie Business Awards earlier this year.
Booragul chief executive officer, Colin Osborne, described the program as the "soft-centred" side of the business.
The Jesmond program was conducted over five weeks by WEA Hunter teacher Alicia Germon, who familiarised seniors with email, typing, basic computer functions and - the biggest hit - YouTube.
100-year-old Harry Bennett celebrated graduation with his family last week.
He said it was a wonderful opportunity that had opened up a whole new world to him.
"Technology was leaving old people behind, so it was nice to be brought up to date," he said.
"The latest technology we had in my day was a biro."
The Jesmond campus has requested another course be run in the coming months.