Initiative Helps Residents Deal With The Internet
Station Court provides retirement and sheltered housing in Woodford Halse. With 24 studio and one bedroom flats including mobility standard properties, it has residential management staff and a community alarm service together with a whole range of facilities to support residents including a lounge, laundry, and communal garden. Station Court is operated by Daventry District Housing.
Recently Philip Goodwin has started working on a voluntary basis with Daventry District Housing to help elderly residents get to grips with the digital age!
Philip is providing residents with introductory training in the use of computers. Older people often find the Internet daunting – statistics show that almost 60% of men and three quarters of women over 75 have never used it. But, computers and the internet can be a great help to the elderly. They can help them to stay in touch with families and allow them to get the benefits of on-line shopping and access to information and services that the rest of us take for granted. Philip’s sessions will help the residents of Station Court to take that step into finding out just how much use they can make of the digital world.
Philip is also producing a regular magazine for residents. Called “Station Court Express” the aim is to provide, free of charge, useful information and entertaining articles.
We hope to be able to provide copies of each edition here on the Village Signpost, so that they can be available to those that take up Philip’s classes. In the mean time here is the November edition: opens in a new windowStation Court Express