A great turnout for TechFest65

A great turnout for TechFest65

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We were delighted to host the first ever TechFest65 last week at the Winchester Discovery Centre. The event was exclusively for the over 65s and designed to help them become more confident using modern technology.

The Everycare team welcomed a host of Winchester residents, all eager to learn more about how the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, social media and apps can revolutionise their lives. Attendees were treated to a number of technology presentations, live demonstrations, along with the opportunity to quiz the experts, with Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse team members on hand, for one-to-one Q&As and demos. The morning also gave attendees the chance to network over tea, coffee and cake.

Mike Frizzell, Managing Director of Everycare (Central Hants), said “TechFest65 was a great opportunity for the older population of Winchester to learn new skills. Getting to grips with new technology isn’t easy but we hope that attendees are now able to go off and demonstrate their newly-founded tech skills to impress their grandkids!”

TechFest65 is already helping the elderly population of Winchester become more tech-savvy. Neil Sackley, BBC Radio Solent presenter, speaks with attendees. Listen below.

 

Such was the success of the event, that plans are already afoot for TechFest65 2018!

TechFest65 – Tackling Modern Technology for Over 65s

TechFest65 – Tackling Modern Technology for Over 65s

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TechFest65, an event organised by Everycare Winchester, is coming to the Winchester Discovery Centre on Friday 13th October, to help the over 65s become more confident using modern technology. Fancy surprising the kids and grandchildren with new-found tech skills?

According to recent Age UK statistics, there are 6 million older people who have never even used the internet yet. Inspired by statistic like these, TechFest65 was conceived to help the over 65 population of Winchester get the most out of new technology. Hosted at the Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street on Friday 13th October at 10am, the free event gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to use smartphones, tablets, apps, social media and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in free demonstrations provided by Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and cake.

The morning, which is totally free, will run from 10am – 12:30pm and is available to anyone over the age of 65. Everycare Winchester hope that attendees will learn how get more out of the technology available to them, helping them connect with friends and family, use the internet safely and feel more included in modern society.

Tickets can be booked through www.techfest65.co.uk, by emailing booking@techfest65.co.uk or phoning Everycare on 01962 842548.

We hope to see you there!

Bonfire Nights – Your Local Events

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Winchester Bonfire and Fireworks
The evening begins at 6pm- Procession from King Alfred’s Statue. At 6.30 the procession walks through the city streets. The bonfire will be lit at 7.15 with Fireworks at 7.45.

Arlebury Park Fireworks – 5th November
Torchlight procession through town starts at the top of Broad Street at 7pm. Bonfire 7.30pm. Fireworks 8pm.
Early bird tickets can be purchased from 6 West Newsagent Adults £6 Children £3
On the Door tickets Adults £8 Children £5

Ageas Bowl Fire Works – 6th November
Music with Hearts Radio presenters, Funfair, food and drink all beginning from 6pm.
Tickets can be purchased online, phone or on arrival.
Fireworks Display commences at 8pm

Twyford St Marys School Fireworks.Sunday 8th November
Hunter Park, Twyford – An evening of BBQ, and Mulled Wine. Fire works begin at 6pm

The Gun Powder Plot- The History.

In 1605, Guy Fawkes and a small group of men attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Catholics in Britain who had been persecuted under her reign hoped James the first would treat them differently. This unfortunately was not the case, so a group of thirteen young men decided to take action
Robert Catesby became the leader of the group, he felt that violence was the way forward- blowing up the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to kill the king. Even the Prince of Wales and Members of Parliament.
Thirty six barrels of gunpowder got in to the hand of these men and were stored in a cellar under the House of Lords.
Plans for the plot thickened and it then became clear that innocent people may get hurt or even killed. Some of the group became hesitant, one even wrote a letter anonymously to a friend, Lord Monteagle to keep away from the Houses of Parliament on the 5th November. This letter reached the King, who made plans for his forces to stop the plot happening.
Guy Fawkes was in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament when authorities came in the early morning of 5th November. He was caught, tortured and executed.

If you would like to go out to firework displays or attend other social functions but feel unable to, then Everycare are here to help. We can escort people to social events or assist in getting ready and transport arrangements to and from the venue. Please contact EveryCare- Karen Whitmill-Care Manager on 01962 842548

Everycare hosts speed dating event for the over 65s

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This March, the team at Everycare hosted a speed dating event for the over 65s at the Discovery Centre in Winchester. We would like to thank all of those who attended and helped to make the event a great success. Local over 65s had the chance to meet new people and form new friendships, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and delicious cakes that were kindly made by our members of staff.

Managing Director, Mike Frizzell, said “On the day, we mixed people around so that they had a good chance to socialise with as many people as possible. As they left they were asking when the next event would be, so I think they enjoyed it!”

We understand the importance of meeting and talking to likeminded people, so it was lovely to have the opportunity to meet you all. We hope to see you again soon!

Speed dating for the over 65s

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Are you looking for laughs and friendship this spring?

If the answer is yes, then head to our speed dating event for over 65s on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Meet new people in your community, whilst enjoying some tea, coffee and cake. The event will run from 1-3pm and is completely free.

To book your place head or for more information, contact us on 01962 842548 or email info@everycarehants.co.uk.

You can also click here to head to Eventbrite’s website to book your free place.

We look forward to seeing you there.