September marked the expansion of Third Age Computer Fun outside of Edinburgh. The new Musselburgh club in East Lothian was launched by Colin Beattie MSP and was successfully attended by local residents from within the community. Mamie Donald, Founder and Organiser of the charity, decided to launch a new club in Musselburgh after researching and finding out that there was a demand for such a club.
“After realising the potential to reach more people with our charity, I wanted to provide the experience of learning at your own pace, and allowing the club member of choosing what they wish to learn. This is our unique selling point. At present within the community this type of learning is not available and this is a shame.”
The new Musselburgh club will provide a hub for the over 50s, to learn new basic computer and internet skills within a relaxed and friendly environment. The club also serves as a social setting for making new friends whilst gaining more confidence via the computer and internet learning experience.
“It’s a joy to learn a new skill at my age and especially as my grandson is already using a computer and now I can learn and join in with him and not feel left out,” as one member explained.
Third Age Computer Fun will continue to promote the benefits of learning a new skill, at any age, is possible.
To learn more, please visit www.thirdagecf.org.uk