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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:

Young Brit brings tech to the elderly


Rachel Elson

Rachel Elson (right) with one of her tech learners (Photo: Rachel Elson)


Tuesday 03.09.2013 | 12:42