Computer Support for Older People

Published: 11-02-2015
Computer Support for Older People

Local charity Care4all are giving older people the opportunity to learn how to get to grips with technology and reconnect with friends and family. Access4all is a free service which provides vital information about health and social care services via the Services4.me website.

The project also aims to support older people to develop new skills whilst reducing their social isolation. After several months of planning and delivery of individual sessions, Access4all is now launching their group sessions.

Clare Brown, Project Coordinator of Access4all, said ‘after completing research with older people, it was established that there is a desire for a project like this one to help combat the stigma surrounding older people and technology. Equally, this is a real opportunity for individuals to socialise whilst gaining new skills.’

The sessions will not only hand out computing advice, but will allow group members to get their hands on iPads & android devices whilst also becoming familiarised with applications such as Skype – a free messaging service.

So whether it’s checking out holiday destinations, contacting relatives or getting help with the daily crossword, Care4all have got you covered.                          

The first group session is to take place on the 13th February, 1-3pm, at the Curzon Health & Wellbeing Centre, Coulbeck Drive, Cleethorpes, DN35 9HS. This is a drop-in session, and all are welcome, though it is recommended that you book your place so the team have an idea of numbers.

For more information or to book your place, call Clare Brown on 01472 571105.

 

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