Web lessons for elderly at Post Office

Joseph Bulmer

POST Office staff in Barnstaple are hoping to net older customers when they host a special event to help pensioners surf the worldwide web. Employees at the branch in Boutport Street are supporting Get Online Week which aims to help over 60s get to grips

POST Office staff in Barnstaple are hoping to net older customers when they host a special event to help pensioners surf the worldwide web.

Employees at the branch in Boutport Street are supporting Get Online Week which aims to help over 60s get to grips with the internet.

They are offering people expert advice and a demonstration of how easy it is to access information online to open up a whole new world to some of the millions of over 60s who remain digitally excluded in the UK.

Special sessions will be held for older people visiting the Post Office on Friday.

Get Online Week, which runs until Sunday, is supported by the Post Office, UK Online Centres and the BBC..

According to a new Post Office survey, many older people have a stark lack of awareness of the benefits of the internet.

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