New silver surfers unleashed in Thame

Gill Coleman. Picture by nickwhitephotography.com

Gill Coleman. Picture by nickwhitephotography.com

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A new band of silver surfers have been created in Thame thanks to donations and gifts from organisations and residents.

The money has enabled the Thame and District Day Centre to buy a laptop and a projector, a projector screen, a Wii console and DVD games.

Centre manager Gill Coleman gave a number of demonstrations, including playing the game Blockbusters and showing them how to use search engines, Facebook and shopping websites such as eBay and Amazon.

Ms Coleman said: “We will have so much fun and it is all so interactive, everyone can join in.

“We thought that perhaps our 80 to 90 year olds would like to actually see what is meant by ‘www’.

“Members were fascinated by images, Frank Sinatra and Russell Watson singing on YouTube, for example.

“I think there’ll be a new band of silver surfers in Thame.

“A massive thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

“Our members took a great deal of interest and thanked us for taking the time to explain the wonders of the www. It was a very satisfying day.”

The centre, an independent charity, meets three days a week at Thame Community Hospital.

It is open for 50 weeks a year and provides a day out with a hot meal, entertainments and refreshments for people from Thame and nearby areas who are elderly, frail or isolated.

All donations are spent on the services it provides to members.

For more information visit the centre’s website.