Lockdown brought a lot of challenges for the world, but this was especially felt with those in later life who felt incredibly isolated. With limited contact with loved ones, the impact on people’s mental health was extreme. However, this was exacerbated by the desire to use the internet and technology to feel connected, which is something many find challenging to master.
What is the internet and how do I use it?
For those new to the internet, it can be an overwhelming experience. In a nutshell, you can organise your entire life online. Whether that be paying for your utilities, buying your weekly shopping, ordering a new frying pan or even listening to your favourite radio programme, you are most likely going to be able to do most tasks online.
How can I become more confident using the internet?
There are lots of resources for those looking to master their technological expertise.
- Barclays bank run digital confidence classes and courses. They also have videos which give you little tips on using the internet to save money which can be viewed here.
- AGE UK have a host of resources on learning to email, video calling and even how to use social media. Click here for a list of what they provide.
- Medicare are an American provider, but have a list of free computer resources which you can try online here
At Stratton Court Village, we run technology classes as part of our Events schedule each month . These are there to provide you with confidence in using technology in everyday life. We also have 24/7 help on site so that if you need additional assistance with things like your weekly supermarket order, paying your bill online or any other technology issue, there is always someone there to help.
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