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Tech savvy seniors can now replace missing cards online

With older people becoming increasingly tech-savvy, there has been an increase in demand for more services online.

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South Australian Seniors Card members can now update their details or replace a missing card online.

Office for Ageing Well’s Manager of the South Australian Seniors Card program, Evlynn Hayes, said with older people becoming increasingly tech-savvy, there has been an increase in demand for more services online.

“Each year, more than 20,000 South Australians apply for a Seniors Card and over 90 per cent of those applications are performed online,” Ms Hayes said.

“We know many people want quick and easy access to our services, so we have expanded our online portal to provide more assistance to our more than 390,000 members.

“This means Seniors Card members can now jump on to the website to request a replacement card, update their contact details and change their subscription preferences.”

The South Australian Seniors Card program offers a range of digital options to connect members with their communities and each other.

The ‘Seniors Card SA’ Facebook page continues to draw in followers since launching in December, while fortnightly digital lifestyle magazine ‘WeekendPlus’ has around 90,000 subscribers.

Ms Hayes said emails containing special offers and information from business partners are also regularly sent to Seniors Card members.

“Digital technology and social media are important tools allowing older people to remain linked into their communities,” Ms Hayes said.

“We already digitally engage with our members in a variety of ways, so we are pleased to be offering these additional online tools.”

Permanent South Australian residents aged 60 and over working less than 20 hours per week in paid employment are eligible to be a Seniors Card member.

Seniors Card members who do not wish to use the online services, can still contact the Seniors Card Unit at [email protected] or by calling 1800 819 961.

For more information, go to www.sa.gov.au/seniorscard.

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