Third Age Computer Fun continues to build upon their recent award success, having previously won The Herald Society Award for Older People's Project of the Year 2011. Their most recent computer club was launched by Colin Keir MSP in Corstorphine, bringing the current total of six clubs across Edinburgh. The clubs enable the over 50s to gain and explore more confidently with computer training and discover the benefits of the internet. Once they have been taught the basics, the members of the clubs decide what they want to learn and at their own pace whilst meeting the requirements of the individual.
“It is such a comfort to know that when I have a problem I can come along and get it explained. I look forward to learning so much more and making my computer experience more interesting,”
The clubs are operated by the strong support of volunteers who enable them to run weekly and to allow the over 50s to discover the benefits of Third Age Computer Fun. The volunteers come from a wide range of background of skills and culture which enables the clubs to provide a mixed set of talent. The volunteers and members learn from one another and build upon experience and life skills. The clubs also help to close the gap of the young and the older generation.
Mamie Donald the Founder of Third Age Computer Fun explained that “Having the chance to develop my idea has enabled those of my generation for whom computers are a no-go area to learn just how they can enrich their lives.”
The clubs not only enable new computer and internet skills, but also to build new friendships with other members, build more confidence and self esteem. The clubs help to increase mental stimulation whilst encouraging social interaction. Third Age Computer Fun continues to grow and strengthen-one click at a time.
To learn more, please visit www.thirdagecf.org.uk