Here at Age UK Oldham we offer classes and home visits designed to get older people up to speed with technology and connected to our increasingly technological society.
Over one million older people living in the UK today feel lonely, out of touch and cut off from society. It’s hard to imagine that people can feel isolated in a world of emails, Facebook and Skype. But imagine your life without the internet. What if you couldn't stay in touch with your friends, family and find information and help instantly? This is the reality for many older people who live alone.
Our Technology and Us classes enhance later life, so we don’t simply teach people how to use a computer, we look for the reason they need to use technology and then show them how to do it, personally tailored for each participant. We understand that everyone learns at different speeds and our person centred learning approach puts the learner in control as they don’t need to sit through hours of tuition they don’t need to know.
Our volunteer tutors and mentors are patient and experienced. We understand how difficult it can be to get started, but the friendly and informal way we approach your learning journey will make learning fun.
Our classes occur at Chadderton Over 60s Centre, Broadway, Chadderton, OL9 9QU, at the following times:
- Wednesdays, 9:30am to 11:30am
- Wednesdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
- Fridays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sessions cost £6.00 for 2 hours and include tea or coffee.
We also offer one-hour home visits that occur on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Personal, one-to-one tuition costs £12.50 for the hour.
Maggie Hurley - Volunteer and Community Services Manager
Phone: 0161 622 9252 / 07557 276 518
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