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Progress Housing Group to help silver surfers get online

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Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities

Rosaline Brain at last year’s Progress Housing Group Spring Online event Rosaline Brain at last year’s Progress Housing Group Spring Online event

Budding silver surfers in Lancashire are being encouraged to learn more about the World Wide Web with free computer workshops.

Leyland-based Progress Housing Group is hosting two internet taster workshops as part of a national campaign to support older people to get online. Both workshops are open to local people aged 50 and over.

The free informative sessions will give participants a chance to get hands on with a computer and learn from a trained tutor who will be able to answer any questions.

Sian Coulton, Community Involvement Manager for Progress Housing Group, said: “It is important that older residents are able to access advice and support via the web, get the best value deals, communicate with friends and family and avoid feeling isolated, especially with more and more information and services going online.

“This is our fourth year of holding silver surfer, spring online events and every year we see new faces that go away feeling more confident about using a computer and getting on the World Wide Web.  I would encourage anyone, however confident they feel with computers, to come along and hopefully learn something new.”

The taster sessions will be held as part of Spring Online Week (Monday 31st March - Friday 4th April), a national campaign, which helps give older people and other less confident users a chance to learn more about how to use a computer and surf the web.

To find out more about Spring Online Week you can go to http://digitalunite.com/spring-online-2014

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