Age UK Sutton aim to bridge age gap through technology

Sutton Guardian: Age UK Sutton aim to bridge age gap through technology Age UK Sutton aim to bridge age gap through technology

An innovative scheme which helps young adults and elderly people interact through technology is looking for volunteers.

Age UK Sutton is running free projects within schools and is looking to extend this project across the borough.

The courses include basic computer and internet skills with digital photography for older people.

Juliana Rayman, connecting people manager, said: "There is no substitute for real life social interaction, but for people reluctant to go out of doors the potential of new technology is awesome. Email, social networks and Twitter attract kindred souls. Nearly all of them are easy to use. Digital technology can also be used to spark previously loved activities such as music or photography."

Sessions run in Wilsons School, Sutton High Junior School, John Fisher, and Nonsuch Primary but courses are booked up so Age UK Sutton is looking to get more schools on board and volunteers to help.

Please contact Juliana Rayman on: 020 8770 4709 or email on connectingpeople@ageuksutton.org.uk.

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