Wednesday 1st April 2015
Using computers, which the young take for granted, is often a closed book for older people, however Caleb, the UCKG HelpCentre’s community group for seniors aged 55 and above, is helping to change this.
On Saturday 28 March 40 Caleb members from across North London took advantage of IT training at the HelpCentre in Finsbury Park where they started at the beginning with how to turn a computer on and how to create an email address. The basic use of computers was not only explained but also taught practically which the seniors thoroughly enjoyed.
The training was provided by Silver Surfers, a specialist IT organisation dedicated to teaching older people how to become part of the digital world and make good use of today’s technology, with all the practical benefits that brings.
Ignatius Hango who leads the Caleb group said: “The event was a great success. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves; not only did they socialise but they also learnt many new things about using computers and are eager for further opportunities like this to learn more.
He complimented Nadine Coventry, the trainer from Silver Surfers who was the teacher for the day, on doing a very good job. “She really helped with basics and helped the attendees get comfortable using computers.”
“In future we would love to do further sessions, for absolute beginners and for those who are somewhat on an intermediate level” he added.”
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
Caleb is a special interest group of the UCKG that aims to support and assist all older people from age 55 up, and to meet the varied needs of people at different stages in their later years.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.