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An amazing 35 people turned out for the first “Tea and Tech” at the Upper Norwood Library Hub.

It was a joint celebration to launch the new Digital Lounge program at the library and to acknowledge a staggering 43 years of volunteering in the community by long term resident Lynn Thomas.

A really big thank you goes out to those that helped on the day: Nanda, Annie, Kalina, Emily, Stephen & Simon, as well as to Chris Neath @ the Library.

The idea is simple – to give senior residents a helping hand with their mobile phones and digital technology in general; or simply a place to come and have straight forward questions answered informally without feeling silly or out of touch.

This also extends to cares, family members, neighbours, those with learning or physical requirements and those not sure who to ask!

Bringing people together and asking questions is a good way to combat isolation, and the ‘digital world; can feel imposing or lonely if you are unsure or concerned about something you’ve heard on the news.

Future events will be a little more structured with a talk/ discussion and then a ‘fixing hour’ where you will be able to sit down and either work through a specific question or issue with your device.

The next “Tea and Tech” will be on the 6th September 12.00-14.00 at the Upper Norwood Library Hub.

The theme will be accessing medical and health services online both nationally and in our local area.

You can book a place here (it will help with numbers and how many to cater for) or simply turn up.

Free to attend and donations welcome.