P673 Teletext 673 Jun19 11:10:00    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THEY DON'T BITE! Learning basic writing skills on a computer can provide an outlet in the community for retired people, says teacher Sue Dalton. "Lots of people get involved in writing letters for neighbours or articles for the parish magazine," she says To find out about computer courses in your area, ask the local education authority to send you details about its Community College. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Remember when....? 675 SINGLES HOLS FOR THE OVER 50s p672 Money Gadabout Flashback Education
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P673 Teletext 673 Jun19 11:01:10    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THEY DON'T BITE! In America, pensioners are the fastest growing age group locking into the Internet system where users can "talk" via computers. It makes good sense for people who're not so mobile as they used to be. They can organise everything from personal letters to shopping from home. Prices of home computers are coming down all the time, and sending messages can be as cheap as using the telephone. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Remember when....? 675 SINGLES HOLS FOR THE OVER 50s p672 Money Gadabout Flashback Education
P673 Teletext 673 Jun19 11:10:01    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THEY DON'T BITE! Sue Dalton is the director of training at the Burford Computer Centre in Oxfordshire. She runs 11 classes a week in the rural community, and says half her pupils are over 50, and a quarter over 65. "They're amazed by what computers can do, and how quickly they can manipulate the technology to work for them," she explains. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Lost Touch? Try Teletext 675 FOR LATEST CITY HEADLINES p500 Money Gadabout Flashback Education