Tag Archives: Old age

Never Too Old To Learn

Gertrude was born in 1915 in South Africa. She left school too early and received no education whatsoever. She moved to England in 1961, aged 50, with 3 children and 2 dogs. Life without proper education and profession had been … Continue reading

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Battling Isolation

Today we made an elderly woman cry. You might ask why we feel the need to tell everybody about this on a blog, surely not something to boast about… Actually in this case it is. You see this elderly woman … Continue reading

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Working With Dementia

Today (Sunday 21 September 2014) is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s, often known as dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and it is predicted that by 2051 there will be two million people living with dementia (figures Alzheimer’s Society). There are many types … Continue reading

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A Man of Many Talents

I always dread people asking what I do. You see, I do quite a few different things: I’m a computer consultant which includes advising on what to buy, setting up systems, dealing with computer problems and setting up websites. I … Continue reading

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Reaching New Audiences

UCanDoIT are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with Viridian Housing on their Digital Inclusion scheme launched today (20th January 2014). The scheme will provide free internet training to 300 Viridian residents over the age of 50, … Continue reading

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Lonely this Christmas?

Almost half a million older people will spend Christmas alone – many of these people will be disabled. Of course, these figures do not include all the people with disabilities who will be alone this Christmas. Bearing in mind that … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits

Tea and Biscuits or to be precise ITea and Biscuits which starts today 16th September 2013 and runs all week. An annual event run nationally by Age UK it hopes to encourage older people to try technology. As always we wish … Continue reading

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