Vodafone UK is hosting a series of workshops in the West Midlands this month, which are designed for older people who want to learn more and get the most out of technology.
Four ‘Vodafone Techconnect’ workshops will take place at community centres in and around Birmingham from 18th October. The two hour sessions will give participants the opportunity to learn more about technology including using their mobile device and learning how to use social networking apps or even how to send a text. Run by Vodafone staff, they are also free to attend.
Vodafone initiated the sessions after a report it commissioned in spring this year. It found that a third of older adults (65+) identify themselves only “a little confident” or “not at all confident” in their ability to use electronic devices for essential online activities. The findings also suggest that technology can play a vital role in alleviating loneliness in older people by keeping them connected to their family and friends for longer. https://mediacentre.vodafone.co.uk/homepage/loneliness-report-2/
The first four Vodafone Techconnect events will take place across the following venues:
|Friday 18th October, 1-3pm||Stirchley Baths Community Hub, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, B30 2JT|
|Friday, 25th October, 1-3pm||Laurel Road Sports Community Centre, Laurel Rd, Birmingham B21 9PB|
|Thursday, 24th October, 1-3pm||Communitea Cafe, 78 Boldmere Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 5TJ.|
|Friday, 1st November 2-4pm||South Yardley Library, Yardley Rd, Yardley, Birmingham B25 8LT.|
To register for Techconnect, people can email their name and which date they would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.