Sutton Central Library and SCOLA Sutton College offer a taste of the 21st Century on Older People's Day
Older people were given their own day to get to grips with technology.
Sutton Central Library and SCOLA Sutton College gave older people a taste of the 21st Century last week to help celebrate Older People's Day.
Over 200 people attended the celebration on Friday 5 October, which give some of the borough's older people the chance to try out new gadgets and technology, including the iPad and also receive helpful information.
The event in the library's Europa Gallery also provided a variety of free stalls, live DIY demonstrations, helpful safety tips and entertainment, including exercise and music workshops.
Information was also given out on how people could successfully manage their winter fuel bills.
During the event Deputy Mayor, Councillor Joyce Melican, was given a live demonstration on the usefulness of a mobility scooter.
Sutton Shopmobility provides manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and electric scooters to individuals who have difficulty walking or who are disabled for a minimal fee.
Councillor Colin Stears, chairman of the adult social services and health committee said: "I'm pleased to say that Older People's Day proved to be a great success. We had a tremendous turnout and hopefully everyone who attended was able to take something away with them that will bring some benefit to their everyday lives."
Older People's Day was established in December 1990 with the first official day taking place the following year on 1 October, 1991.
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