ITea and Biscuits Week

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 30 August 2013 02:00 PM

ITea and Biscuits Week 2013 is coming in mid September.

Our annual event, which runs between Monday 16 September and Sunday 22 September, encourages older people to learn about technology. 

There will be technology classes held across the country.

Rhondda Cynon Taf's over 50s will be able to come along and learn about the benefits of using technology in Gilfach Goch on 19 September.

We're working with Communities 2.0 and Citizens Online to run a session between between 2pm and 4pm at the Gilfach Goch Community and Recreation Centre.

Claire Bottomley, our Healthy Ageing Manager, says:

“We run ITea and Biscuits Week to help older people discover and experiment with technology such as the internet and mobile phones, and find out about what life-changing benefits it can offer.

Digital technology can be very important for older people, allowing them to do things such as keep ahead of the latest news, discover a new hobby, stay in touch with loved ones or help combat loneliness and isolation.

“We’re also calling on anyone who knows how to use technology to become a Digital Championvolunteer and pass on their technological know-how to an older friend, family member or neighbour.

“There’s no need to be an expert, just basic knowledge of the likes of the internet, mobile phones, smartphones or tablets could really make a difference to someone’s life.

“If you want to be a Digital Champion volunteer with Age Cymru in Rhondda Cynon Taf, please contact our Healthy Ageing team on 029 2043 1555 or email them."

For more information about ITea and Biscuits Week call 08000 223 444.

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