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Published 15th Feb 2018

tea and technology with ageing better middlesbrough

Young and old came together last Thursday (8 February) to learn more about their phones, tablets and all things digital.

Run by Ageing Better Middlesbrough, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding, staff and volunteers ran the session for people aged 50 and over. The aim was to learn more about digital devices over a cup of tea at Marks and Spencer's café.

David Thomas, Ageing Better Middlesbrough's Digital Inclusion Officer, said: "We teamed up with Middlesbrough College students, Barclays Digital Eagles staff and Cleveland Police to share what we know.

"It was really great to help older people who are often less confident to find new ways to connect with friends and family.

"Older people understanding technology is more important than ever with more and more services going digital."

Hannah Readman, 16, is studying Hardware Engineering BTEC Level 3 at Middlesbrough College. She said: “I was very nervous at first but I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to help the older generation with technology.

“I have helped people with setting up email accounts, working their way around a new phone and tips about getting online. We are looking forward to getting involved in other sessions.”

Ageing Better Middlesbrough member Margaret Simpson, 73, said: "It took me three months to pluck up the courage to come along to a session with Ageing Better Middlesbrough. They were excellent, friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem. I have already been to another two sessions since."

Ageing Better Middlesbrough is a partnership of older people and local organisations working together to inspire people over 50 to lead active, healthy and happy lives.

To find out more about Ageing Better Middlesbrough and to become a member for free go to www.ageingbettermiddlesbrough.org.uk  or call the team on 01642 257034.

Members receive regular newsletters and what's on guides.

 



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