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Published on 15 March 2011 09:30 AM

Over-50s across Wales can learn about how to use the internet to keep in touch with their friends and family later this month through taking part in free hands-on internet taster sessions.

Myfriends online week, which runs between 21-27 March, will give older people the chance to find out about social media and the internet.

Claire Bottomley, Age Cymru’s Healthy Ageing Manager says:

“Age Cymru has recently found that 64 per cent of over 50s in Wales use the internet and benefit from the enormous potential that it provides.

“The internet can let grandparents watch their grandchildren opening their birthday presents on the other side of the world.

“It can also allow you to catch up with all those old school friends who you lost touch with, and it can help you to meet people to share your interests and hobbies from the comfort of your living room.

“Age Cymru is working with Age UK on myfriends online week to provide older people with the chance to learn how to get the most out of the internet by coming along to a free local taster event.”

Anyone who is interested in coming along to a free taster event during myfriends online week can ring 0800 169 2081 to find out about events in their local area.

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444