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By Dave Budd

March 21st, 2019

Digital Connections – Relaxed Library Sessions

Our Connected Neighbourhoods, in partnership with Stirling Libraries, have launched the first in a series of relaxed library sessions. 

Aimed at People over 50, and their carers, the sessions focused on how people are using everyday technology in different ways to keep safe and live well. Over a coffee and a biscuit, attendees dropping in to the launch at Central Library gave suggestions for apps that can assist with memory, such as remembering where your car is parked, or planning a new route. We were joined by Vibeke and her dementia assistance dog Rufus.

Vibeke said: ‘Digital connections relaxed library sessions are a great way to find out what technology might help in your life. We all need a little help sometimes and if we can change the way people think about and use technology then that has got to be a good thing. People over 50 are using technology in amazing ways. It’s great we have an opportunity to talk about this and share ideas.’

Anyone over 50, and carers, interested in learning about how technology can support their daily life can attend any of our sessions. You don’t have to have any prior experience.

The next session is:

Bridge of Allan

Friday 29th March

10.30 -12

Pictured here from Our Connected Neighbourhood are: Alastair Cox –Digital Lead, Janet Wood – Carer and Volunteer, Vibeke Wylder – Participant and Steering Group member, Rufus - Dementia Assistance Dog, Dave Budd – Integration and Inclusion Coordinator.

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