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Pensioners flock to become online savvy
7:00am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
PENSIONERS are set to become certified silver surfers after signing up for a new Age UK six-week beginners’ IT course in Wallingford.
Volunteer course tutor Robert Medcraft, 66, said: “Nowadays the Government expects people to do things online like claiming benefits.
“But I always point out to students who are intimidated that it was our generation or even the one before that built the first computers, like at Bletchley Park.
“We cover all the basics as well as internet security.
“Some people finish in three weeks, and some people don’t finish in six, but we cater to individual needs.”
All 12 spaces have been filled and there are 15 people on the waiting list, but Age UK will be putting on more courses in Oxfordshire throughout the year.
To find a course, call the Age UK Abingdon office on 0844 887 0005 or get a friend to help log on at ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire
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