TechFest65 returns to Winchester

TechFest65 returns to Winchester

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Earlier this month (Wednesday 6th June 2018), Winchester’s retired residents were once again invited to come along to our TechFest65 event; where attendees were taught how to grips with their smartphones, tablets and laptops by the Everycare and Vodafone teams.

The event, which took place at the United Church on Jewry Street, proved a great success! Attendees at this month’s event were encouraged to bring along their own devices and quiz the experts from Everycare and Vodafone about how to make the most of them; whilst also enjoying tea, coffee, cake and good company.

Attendee Hazel from Winchester commented on the event: “The event was very informative – need more!”, whilst another added: “Very good day – helpful, relaxed and altogether easy.  Look forward to the next time.  Can see how people have improved from being here at all three meetings.  Well done.”

Since the first technology workshop was launched in October 2017 in an effort to help the over-65 population of Winchester become more confident and connected with new technology, TechFest65 has welcomed 100s of Winchester’s over-65s. We’re already in the stage of planning our next event, so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Twitter page for further announcements!

TechFest65 tips – how to download an app from the Google Play store

TechFest65 tips – how to download an app from the Google Play store

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Google Play is the official app developed by Google for Android mobile users and allows you to browse and download a range of digital media, from music and magazines to books and television programmes.

You can either download the app to your phone or access the Google Play website here.

So, to download an app from the Play store follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store on your Android phone or online.

2. Using the search bar, enter a search term to find a suitable app. For example, if you’re looking for a new app you may type in “free news”.

3. Once you’ve found a suitable app there will be a green ‘install’ button which you click and then follow the on screen instructions. If the app isn’t free you may be asked to enter your payment details if you haven’t already stored them on your account.

4. Finally, to check if the installation has been successful simply go to “my apps” or if you’re using an android mobile it should now appear on your home screen.

Keep a look out for more of our TechFest65 tips over the coming weeks!

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!