SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Older People Encouraged To Surf With CWN
aged over 50 in Coventry are being shown the power of the internet
this week, with a little help from CWN.
computers with internet connections have been loaned to the Older
People’s Information Network in a bid to encourage more silver
surfers to log on.
the week the Older People’s Information Network and the
PeopleLink Community Information database are being demonstrated
by Coventry’s library service.
lent by CWN Community for the week are on show at Earlsdon Library
and at Methodist Central Hall. There are also demonstrations at
Studman, managing director of CWN Community, said:
were happy to step in to help the Library Service make sure
there were enough computers available for this project.
lot of older people seem to think that the internet lies
exclusively in the province of younger people – but this is
find we are constantly being contacted by people of all ages
from all over the world. Many older people have got the internet
to keep in touch with relatives abroad, and then find how useful
a tool it is.
showing them something of direct relevance, such as OPIN, the
Library Service is providing a gateway to new technology for
thousands of people in this city.”
George Duggins, cabinet member (Education and Library Services),
urge older citizens of Coventry to take advantage of these
opportunities to find out how they can use the internet for
their own leisure and information needs.”
events have also been arranged as part of the 50+ Festival, with
Asian music and John Spencer and the Nostalgics performing in the
computer in Methodist Central Hall will be there between 10am and
3.30pm today and tomorrow.