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Learn about technology with Age UK

Older people who want to learn about technology can attend taster sessions in Horsham.

They can find out about using the internet, digital cameras, mobile phones and more by visiting Age UK Horsham District, Lavinia House, Denne Road, from 10am on Tuesday, September 18. The free session will be part of Age UK’s ITea and Biscuits Week, an annual campaign run by the national charity.

More than five million older people in this country have never been online and 95 per cent have never used a smartphone, but the event will introduce some of them to digital technology.

Janice Leeming, chief executive of Age UK Horsham District, said: “ITea and Biscuits Week is a great way for people in later life with little or no experience of technology to get a taste of what the internet and other digital technology can offer. Even if you only have a vague idea of what the internet is, come along and have a go – some things really aren’t as tricky as they seem!”

David Mortimer, head of digital inclusion at Age UK, said: “Age UK runs ITea and Biscuits Week to help older people discover and experiment with new technology, often for the first time. Technology really can be pivotal in later life, allowing people to keep abreast of news and information and stay in contact with friends and relatives, helping to combat loneliness and isolation.”

For more information, phone 01403 260560 or email info@ageukhorshamdistrict.org.uk

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