Give smarter this Christmas
Published on 25 November 2019 12:23 PM
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin invite older people to visit our TEC Hub in the Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury this festive season to try out new technology for the home.
We’ve joined forces with Shropshire Council’s Assistive Technology Team to hold weekly Tech Taster drop-in sessions where you can learn how to operate a video doorbell, talk to Alexa to control your lights at home, play music and games, read an e-book and use health apps. Giving the gift of consumer or assistive technology could lead to greater independence and reduce loneliness and energy costs for a loved one.
Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘Assistive technology can really help support older people, so why not give our Tech Taster sessions a try and learn something new?’
‘People are living longer with complex health conditions, and technology can help older people to stay independent, live well and safe in their own homes.’
James Warman, Assistive Technology & Telecare Co-ordinator at Shropshire Council added: ‘At the free drop-in sessions, you’ll be able to talk to Alexa, see who’s at the front door without leaving your chair, try out motion-activated lights, get to use a smart tablet, and so much more. Staff will be on hand to give advice and support.’
The TEC Hub is running every Wednesday between 10.00am – 2.00pm at our Volunteer Recruitment office, Unit 4-6 Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury. There's no need to book, just turn up.