Age Concern City of London have launched their first major project: an IT drop-in for people aged 50 and over, using tablet computers to open up the web to some of the most digitally excluded people – as well as allowing existing users to get a few tips along the way.
The sessions, held at Artizan Library on a Monday and at COLCEC on Tuesdays, are supported by an experienced tutor and a team of young volunteers who can help with almost any query, providing one to one mentoring on a range of topics – from email, Skype and facebook, to staying safe on line and accessing support for carers.
Need some help with your new Smart Phone or Kindle?
Don’t know your Instagram from your twitter?
Making the transition from desk-top computing to tablets and social media can be confusing at first; but tablet technology is ideally suited to older people, and our free sessions will show you how.
Find out more by visiting the cITy Smart project page.
Age Concern City of London has also been out and about around the City environs with our new Walking for Health group.
Run in partnership with Young at Heart and fusion leisure, the group meets several times a month for a brisk 1-2 hour walk around places of interest – from City Gardens to historic alleyways, pubs and Wren churches.
Walking has been widely hailed as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure’. Walking regularly helps prevent or manage a whole range of long term conditions such as cancer, depression, stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and COPD. The Chief Medical Officer for England calls it ‘the nearest activity to perfect exercise’ and the good news is, it can be done by almost anyone and it’s absolutely free! Plus with Walking for Health, it’s fun and friendly too.
Whatever your level of fitness, you can come along to one of our walks and start your journey towards better health.
Find out more by visiting the Walking for Health page.