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Would you like to know how to use a laptop computer, an IPAD or a tablet or even a smartphone?

If so join one of our 4 week beginner’s courses for Silver Surfers (that's people over 50!) for small groups of no more than 4 people at a time.
We can also offer one to one sessions.

We can help you learn how to turn it on, update it etc., as well as use apps, the internet, email, Skype, Facebook and twitter - as well as a range of other things you may have only heard of from your grandchildren.

The internet is a fascinating place to find out an amazing array of information and if you haven’t tried it you are missing out!

Got family and friends who no longer live close enough to visit?  Losing touch?  What better way to keep in touch than email or actually see them as you talk with Skype / Facetime wherever they are in the world.

For more information on our courses please contact Karen Glendinning
Phone: 0161 746 9752

Technology - stay connected with friends and family

Keeping in touch with friends and family has never been more important.

Age UK Trafford have been connecting with as many people as possible to try and ensure that people hear a friendly voice and have someone to talk to and be listened to.

Video calls have provided us with a great way of interacting with people, either individually or in small groups.

Video calls are reliant on the internet and either a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer that have a camera installed.  Below are some quick links that will help you understand the options available.

If you experience any difficulty please contact us and we will be happy to help you or refer you on to one of our partners who can talk you through the process. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our video call sessions in the future and also hearing your stories about how you have stayed connected with friends and family in a new way.

Options available to keep in touch

Click here on how to use a video call on your phone

Click here to set up and use Skype 

Click here to set up a Facebook account

Click here to set up a Twitter account 

Click here to set up an Instagram account 

Click here to set up a Zoom account 

Click here to learn how to join a Zoom call or here for written instructions if using Zoom for the first time.

Click here for useful tech tips from BT on everything from downloading a podcast to using WhatsApp and ordering an online prescription.

Click here for a collection of 400 user-friendly how-to guides from Digital Unite on everything from grasping computer basics to getting to grips with your smartphone or tablet.

Click here for free factsheets from Ability Net on how digital technologies can help people with disabilities.