Sunrise of Hale Barns Launches New Group to Improve Residents' Digital Literacy and Tackle Loneliness

Sunrise  |  February 5, 2020

Sunrise of Hale Barns, a local care home providing personalised dementia care and assisted living in Altrincham, has launched a ‘Silver Surfers Group’ with the aim of improving residents' digital literacy and to tackle loneliness amongst older people in the area.

The care home is inviting members of the local community to attend their free and informal classes on IT basics, including iPad usage, laptops and smart phones, and guests will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

The Silver Surfers Group will be held the last Friday of every month at 2pm, and Sunrise of Hale Barns have organised for local computer repair company, Mels Computer Care of Sale, to run the sessions. Their expert team will also be on hand to answer any questions. The sessions will be jargon-free and adaptable to each attendee's prior knowledge.

This is part of Sunrise of Hale Barns' anti-loneliness campaign. In addition to this, the home will also be inviting guests to join residents for activities such as a monthly afternoon tea and entertainment - this will be for any local people who may be alone in their own homes, who want to come down and enjoy some company.

Sharon Parkes, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, said:

“Sunrise of Hale barns are proud to be hosting our Silver Surfers Group. We love to encourage residents to learn new skills and socialise with members of the local community. Everyone is really excited about this new initiative, as many of them can’t wait to be able to show their grandchildren what they can do using iPad's and smartphones. We will be doing more activities to further expand on our anti-loneliness campaign in the future."

To book your place at the Silver Surfers Group or to find out more any other events and activities, please contact Sunrise of Hale Barns on 0161 980 9500.