Sheltered housing residents are to be brought up to speed with new technology thanks to a north-east charity.
Aberdeen-based Silver City Surfers helps older people get to grips with the digital world, reducing loneliness and isolation for over-55s in the region.
The organisation has teamed-up with digital infrastructure provider CityFibre to deliver a series of free digital training sessions to sheltered housing residents.
The initiative comes as technology has taken on a new level of importance for people during the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.
Silver City Surfers works with people of all abilities, from those who can’t switch on a computer to tech-savvy grandparents who wish to remain at the forefront of digital developments.
The specially-designed sessions, which aim to ensure nobody is left disconnected, are usually held at locations across Aberdeen but this latest partnership has enabled the charity to go directly to elderly residents in the comfort of their own home.
Silver City Surfers’ chairwoman Louise Farmer said: “It is so important that everyone is able to maximise the benefits of technology and feel comfortable using it.
“The support of organisations like CityFibre is crucial to helping us ensure digital and social inclusion for mature members of the community.
“Taking our programme directly into sheltered housing facilities allows us to train those who would otherwise struggle to attend our sessions.”