Free ‘Exploring Technology’ event aims to help older rural people to ‘Spring Online’

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An event aimed at helping older people living in rural areas learn more about using computers, tablets and the internet will take place next Thursday 23rd April at the The Rural Training Hub at RAPID in Killaloo.

The Healthy Ageing Network in Derry (HAND) is a lottery funded project aimed at reducing the isolation and loneliness experienced by older people living in the rural Derry City Council area and the event will have HAND staff and volunteers available to offer support while participants will get the opportunity to learn about using e-mail, skype, social media, online shopping and using iPads and tablets.

Una Cooper, from the Healthy Ageing Network in Derry said, “We know that for some, computers and the internet can be a little scary, particularly for many older people. We believe that they just need a helping hand to get them started.

“We have had lots of interest in the event but we still have a few sessions available so if you are over 60 and want to give digital technology a go then give us a call on (028) 71337149.”

The event takes place at The Rural Training Hub at RAPID, The Old School House, 2 Foreglen Road, Killaloo, Derry on Thursday 23rd April from 10am to 3pm.