“Too old to use technology?“

img_8159“Well I’m nae!“ says Blanche, 81. The Aberdonian star of the latest Big Aberdeen Story told us this week.

“Look at me. I’m willing to have a go. It helps to keep your brain active.

“I wish I’d been taught this years ago as it’s taken me away from thinking about my aches and pains.”

Blanche’s story is the twelfth in the ever-building collection of true life tales gathered from Third Sector organisations to make it easy for you and your stakeholders to address the City’s gaps – whether as a referrer, educator, volunteer, partner, donor or in whatever other way – please share them.

Each story comes from a local Storyteller organization and Blanche’s comes from Silver City Surfers who run weekly sessions throughout the City, monthly talks, and an intergenerational project with Schools. Older people can learn technology at their own pace and within their own very local and social Community setting. Participants choose what and how they want to learn and can bring their own devices or use ones that are on site.

To read all twelve stories so far visit: http://acvo.org.uk/working-with/big-aberdeen/bigaberdeenstories/.

ACVO are keen to tell other stories – and would love to tell a Donor’s story. Stories can also be about clients, volunteers, apprentices, staff and can be anonymized.

If you would like to submit a story click here.