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Author: Go ON NI
Published on 09 March 2018 01:00 PM

With so many retail, banking and government services now online, it's more important than ever that older people get the skills needed to make the most of the digital world.

Spring Online Week is a great opportunity for you to encourage the older people you know to attend a free training session at a venue near to them.

All events are free to attend and open to everyone. So, if you or members of your family and friends need to get online for the first time, or wish to improve digital skills and knowledge, book your session now!


Trace your Family Tree online
16-18 April - Public Records Office (Belfast)

This year’s Spring Online Week includes “Trace your Family Tree” at Public Records Office NI, Belfast during 16-18 April 2018.

The 2 hourly sessions start at 10.30am and 1.30pm and facilitate the digital skills to enable you to journey into the past and trace your family history. You need to bring photographic ID as a tour of the archives is also provided.

You need to book your session in advance:
Telephone: 028 9025 4801 or email: future@finance-ni.gov.uk

 

Digital Learning Day
Thursday 19 April - Libraries NI

Digital Learning Day (previously Silver Surfers Day) is in libraries on Thursday 19 April.

These hourly informal digital skills sessions throughout Northern Ireland can help people go online for the first time, or improve their skills, as well as provide courses on specific topics to show the public more about using smartphone and tablet devices. Computers are available but you can bring your own tablet or laptop, if you have one, and wish to learn on your own device.

A full list of participating libraries and contact numbers can be found at nidirect.gov.uk / Go On NI Events

You need to book your session in advance:
Telephone or call into the participating library, or call: 0345 4504 580.

 

Digital Skills Sessions
19-20 April - Community Centres (Belfast)

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer on the 19 or 20 April at the following venues:
Date: 19 April 2018
Venue Times
Girwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Ardoyne Community Centre, 40 Herbert St, Belfast, BT14 7FH 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Date: 20 April 2018 
Venue Times
Dee Street Community Centre, 12-16 Dee St, Belfast BT4 1FT 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Inverary Community Centre, Inverary Ave, Belfast BT4 1RN 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
You'll need to book your free session: 
call 028 9027 0644 
or email martind@belfastcity.gov.uk

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer on the 19 or 20 April at the following venues:

Thursday 19 April 2018
Girwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG 10am-1pm
Ardoyne Community Centre, 40 Herbert Street, Belfast, BT14 7FH 2pm-4pm

Friday 20 April 2018 
Dee Street Community Centre, 12-16 Dee St, Belfast BT4 1FT 10am-1pm
Inverary Community Centre, Inverary Ave, Belfast BT4 1RN 2pm-4pm

You'll need to book your free session - call 028 9027 0644 or email martind@belfastcity.gov.uk


Encourage everyone to get free digital advice

So, if you know anyone who would benefit from some free digital advice, please encourage them to come along.

Further information

All the information and advice we provide on the website is free and completely independent, as is our Advice Line that is open 365 days a year.

But demand is going up. In Northern Ireland, we have an ageing population and more people than ever are coming to us for support, which is why we need to ask for help.

If you are able to, just a small gift today could help us reach even more older people wherever the need is greatest.

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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575