Spring Online and unleash those Digital Talents!

Posted on May 13, 2011 by


‘Spring Online with Silver Surfers Day’ is delivered by Digital Unite, in partnership with UK online centres, the BBC and Race Online 2012. It is a national campaign to help older people start using computers and the internet and this year over 2,000 free digital taster events are taking place across the UK between 16-20 May 2011.

There are over 20 events running through out Sheffield during the week, including sessions at the Online Centres in Heeley and Gleadless Valley.

Here is a link to the full list of the events running across the city  >     Spring Online Sheffield

Have a look below at an article featured in the Sheffield Star, which includes contact details to get more info about the events taking place.

If you know somebody that might need help getting online please bring them along or pass on the details.

Events aim to help older folk click into digital age

Sheffield Star -published on Thursday 12 May 2011 08:48

SENIOR citizens are invited to become silver surfers at events being held across Sheffield neighbourhoods.

UK Online, which aims to encourage more people to use the internet, has organised 24 sessions around the city next week, at six libraries, three tenants and residents associations, four primary schools, four sheltered homes, four community centres, and at Howden House and the Banker’s Draft Wetherspoons pub, in the city centre

Maxine Bowler, who is working with UK Online to encourage pensioners to log on, said: “One in five people aged 55 to 64 have never used the internet, rising to three in five of those aged over 65.

The Spring Online campaign week runs from May 16 to 20, ending with national Silver Surfers’ Day on the Friday.

Maxine said: “It aims to help over-50s find out what the internet could do for them. Computers and the internet can be confusing and a little scary, but they can also open up new opportunities.

“From keeping in touch with friends and family to saving money or pursuing interests and hobbies, you could use technology to help you do whatever you want to do.”

For details of locations of sessions, call Heeley Online Centre on 0114 2500613.