Free IT Classes Announced For Older People

Deputy Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Guy Spence, is urging older people to learn more about IT with free classes at local community centres.

Alderman Spence was promoting a five week basic internet course at Dee Street Community Centre aimed at getting older people to take the plunge and become computer literate.

The classes, funded by Age Friendly Belfast, are running throughout the summer at centres across the city.
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He said: "Technology is so much part of our lives now and can really make a difference but you need to learn about the basics so you can get comfortable using it, and that is what these classes are about.

"Being in a safe environment like this where everyone is in the same boat really helps to boost confidence and it is great to see our City Investment Programme paying off through our Super Connected Communities. All our community centres are now Wi-Fi enabled and by using a mobile IT hub we can provide a course or taster session as requested."

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