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Joining the Internet Age: Age UK Brighton & Hove working to get older people connected

Published on 30 September 2019 08:31 AM

On October 1st, International Day of Older Persons, Age UK Brighton and Hove is inviting people to come along to an IT drop-in service at its centre on Prestonville Road between 10am – 1pm. The aim of the drop-in is to get more people connected and allow them to access all the benefits that getting online can bring.

 

The free service allows local people aged 50+ to learn essential computer and internet skills, helps them solve issues and teaches cyber safety, email use and online shopping. The service runs every Monday to Thursday from 10am – 1pm at the Age UK Brighton & Hove centre, 29 – 31 Prestonville Road, BN1 3TJ. Three dedicated volunteers run the centre giving expert advice to attendees.

 

Helen Rice, Chief Executive at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove said “Some older people may never have learned how to use the internet and might find it daunting, but the benefits are vast. Keeping in touch with friends and family more easily, shopping online and managing money through internet banking are just a few reasons to give it a try. The sessions are really informal and will go at a pace you’re comfortable with. Please come along if you’re interested. You might find a whole new World at your fingertips!” 

 

To find out more about the drop-in please call 01273 720603 or pop in to Age UK Brighton & Hove’s office at 29 – 31 Prestonville Road, Brighton, BN1 3TJ.

Age UK Brighton & Hove is dedicated to helping people in our city make the most of later life. Providing information, advice and services, it is the point of contact for older people who need help or support.