20 Jan 2014
Silver surfers in Chichester have shown they are as willing to embrace new technology as younger people.
Residents at Anchor’s Augusta Court care home in Winterbourne Road have been using their new iPad to stay in touch with relatives living abroad.
Augusta Court Team Leader Julie Parfoot said residents and their relatives were thrilled about the iPad as it opened up so many opportunities for them. She said: “Many of the residents have never used an iPad before so they are looking forward to having a cup of coffee while learning how to use the tablet.
“A recent trial in several other Anchor care homes showed that using iPads had a hugely positive impact on residents’ lives. They provide further occasions for meaningful activity which are fun and can be shared with other residents or carers.
“As well as learning new skills, or finding new high tech ways to continue a hobby, iPads have been used by residents to keep in touch with long distance family members via email or skype or emailing photos to them.
“Almost everyone regardless of age has access to technology at home now, so why not residents at Augusta Court?”