Over 55’s

You & Yours by Liz Jauncey

A great interest in me was sparked many years ago about finding out more about where I came from, who i came from, and  my family history. Where to start???? I tried a few genealogy sites but stuck with ancestry.co.uk Why? Because from basic information, most areas can be accessed and basic details can be …

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What We Do

Last week @FortisLiving Digital Champions helped 101 customers in Malvern, Worcester and Droitwich learn how to shop online, report a repair to Fortis using webchat, digitise a lifetime of photos, upload CVs to Indeed, replace a payment card, spot a phishing email, recover their iTunes music library and create a family tree online. All in …

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What Goes On at Age UK Worcester & District

Age UK Worcester & District is based at Bank House, on the corner of Shaw Street and Farrier Street in the city centre. Our main phone line is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. We can provide free general Information & Advice over the phone or signpost / book people over to other internal …

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What I Want to Achieve at The Heriotts

Hi, I’m @FortisLiving Digital Champion Liz. When we started the new IT Help Session in Droitwich the objective was to encourage the 55+ community to become comfortable with more modern technology such as mobile phones, laptops, iPads etc. However as I’ve watched and looked at the aging population, I’ve realised that personally I would like …

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Technology and Dementia

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of …

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Sheila’s Story

The main reason I became a Digital Champion is because @Fortis Living Digital Transformation Officer persuaded me! Seriously, Tim told me it would be fun and it is! What appeals to me is the interaction with people and being able to help them see what an advantage the internet is. People are all a little …

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Mark’s Story

Why did I become an @FortisLiving Digital Champion? Well, for a start because I enjoy helping people. But there’s more to it than that. It gets me out of the house and interacting with people. There’s a social side to it. It helps me with my personal development. I always used to be very shy. …

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Voice First Technology for the over 55’s

Many people are daunted by technology, the thought of using a computer, tablet or smartphone fills them with dread. A lot of these people are the ones that have never needed to use computers at work, so have little or no experience of them. So how can we introduce people to technology when traditional tech …

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Computer Café at the Hive

The Hive and local charity Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire are launching a new monthly Computer Café for older people as part of Internet Safety Day on the 5th February 2019. The partnership project, which is also supported by the One Digital programme, invites older people to brush up on their PC and online skills …

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Apps for Over 55s

As we get older picking up a new device and using apps on it can seem daunting for many people, but as we become more comfortable with how they work, we can see that these useful apps benefit our daily lives. We have put together a short list of apps we think can help elderly …

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