Who are we?
The Silver Surfer project is run by a group of volunteers seeking to provide a safe social environment where older members of the local community can meet together to explore many of the possibilities provided by accessing the internet; email, surfing, Skype etc.
What are we for?
With over 9 million adults who have never made use of the internet, Silver Surfers is designed to provide secure access and a simple introduction to the world of IT for older adults within the local community. Based around a café environment drop-in centre, individuals are encouraged to learn and support one another through one-on-one training and mentoring.
When and where do we meet?
Thursday afternoons between 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Church Centre.
There is a small weekly charge of £3.00 to cover the cost of refreshments, helpful books and magazines, and the provision of the necessary technical facilities. Each individual who attends will be provided with a detailed workbook, and encouraged to maintain a personal progress log.
All members of Silver Surfers are invited to a special meal together at Christmas.
Some members also enjoy a regular meal together as ‘Single Surfers’ meeting
at various local restaurants.
Name of leaders/contact information:
Silver Surfers is led by Sandra Read, Anne Curnock and Ros Colville.
They can be contacted via the Church Office on (0115) 943 0137.