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Young Brit brings tech to the elderly
Keeping up to date with new technology can be daunting for people of any age but if you’re in your 70s or 80s and have gone your whole life without mobile phones, let alone Facebook and Twitter, new technology can be downright frightening. Nevertheless, many senior citizens have to get used to the Internet to do essential things like pay bills and book doctors appointments.
And that’s where Rachel Elson comes in. The 20-year-old from Walsall in the English Midlands has decided to give up her spare time to teach older people about new technology.
Listen to Liam Starkey’s report from Walsall:
DateTuesday 03.09.2013 | 12:42
Cake and coffee for an hour and an ear
Instead of surfing the web or playing soccer, 15-year-old Nicholas spends each Wednesday afternoon with an elderly widow. He lends his time and an ear – but gains in turn a completely new perspective on life.
Listen to the report by Li Fern Ong:
DateTuesday 04.06.2013 | 11:59