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SILVER SURFING IN CLYDEBANK

May 20, 2005 12:00 PM

Older people in Clydebank and its surrounding area have the chance to become Silver Surfers during Adult Learners Week (May 21 27).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

The Silver Surfers event – which will take place at Clydebank Health Centre on Friday, May 27, 10am until 2pm  – will provide an opportunity for older people to try their hand at the internet and email.<o:p></o:p>

Yvonne McKay, Project Assistant for event organisers Clydebank Local Health Care Co-operative, said: "Using email or the internet can be a daunting prospect for people with no computer experience, but both are surprisingly easy to use and can open up a whole new world of learning for everyone, no matter what age they are.<o:p></o:p>

"Opportunities range from keeping in touch with relatives across the globe via email, to reading a newspaper online or researching a topic of interest."<o:p></o:p>

And although the Silver Surfers day is aimed specifically at the over 50s, anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to attend.<o:p></o:p>

Yvonne added: "Not only will the event give local people email and internet knowledge, but it will be a chance for us to highlight that free public internet access is available within Clydebank Health Centre from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.<o:p></o:p>

"We got great feedback from last year's event, so we're hoping this year's will be just as successful for everyone."

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