June 21, 2008

Old Folk Log on to a Global Network

VILLAGE pensioners proved no-one is too old to step into cyberspace at a new computer club.

A computer suite has opened at St Barnabas Church, Fazeley, near Lichfield, with funding from Coun Matthew Ellis.

Dozens of residents in their 60s took the chance to learn about sending emails, accessing services on-line and the benefits of using modern technology.

Coun Ellis, who opened the centre in the village, said: "What a great way of encouraging older members of the Fazeley community to try their hand at using the internet and technology - and what a great opportunity for people to meet new friends!

"It was extraordinary to see those who felt they were too old to start using the internet sit down and within minutes find it fascinating and easy to use."

Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings but organisers are already looking to add more on Thursday afternoons and Monday evenings.

More information about the computer sessions is available on 01827 289 414.

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