ICE (IT Classes for Elders)

Students at Northumbria Students' Union have given up their valuable time to help older people gain IT skills - and as a result over 400 older people in Newcastle are much more confident in using computers. So if you have never used a computer, or simply want to use one a bit more with friendly help - the students are there to be that help.

The sessions are fortnightly and run on a Wednesday from 30 January 2019 until 27 March 2019 and they are free of charge. The venue is Northumbria University.  You can even bring your own equipment (e.g., your iPad) to the session if you’d find that easier.

Please note:  places must be booked for sessions in order to ensure there are sufficent students available to help.

If you would like to book a place, or would like further information, please either email Pauline Rutherford on [email protected] or telephone 0191 208 2701.


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Older Voices - the Elders Council's Radio Programme

The theme for our March programme is 'Opportunities available for Older People'

Focus Group - How safe do you feel in the city?

How safe do you feel in the city? Newcastle University student, Myles Davies, is researching older people’s perceptions of safety in Newcastle’s city centre.

Older Person Friendly City Working Group

If you would like to join a group that ensures the experiences of older people are listened to make Newcaslte an Older Person Firendly city come along on the 4 March 2019

Wellbeing for Life - Frauds and Scams

Help and advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime, whether a dishonest doorstep trader, a computer hacker or a misleading advert

Active Voices

Join us for Active Voices, a free six session course looking at how you might use your time to start something creative to get a zing into your community.

Transport and Highways Working Group

Would you like to join a group that values the experiences and opinions of older people in respect of transport and highway issues. If so come along on the 13 March 2019.

March Milecastle Get together

Join us at the Milecastle. In March we will be discussing films and how to get the most out of 'going to the movies'.

Housing, Health and Social Care Working Group

If you want to ensure that the expereinces of older people are influencing the way in which services and policy develop join us on the 22 March at 10.30am at Good Space.

Project ICE - IT Drop-in

Project ICE offers one-to-one support and you can bring in your own smartphone, tablet or laptop or computer.

Wellbeing for Life Session Out and About in the Spring

Join us on the 3 April at Jesmond Library at 10.30am followed by light refreshments for information about getting 'out and about' in the Spring.

Older Voices - the Elders Council's Radio Programme

Tune in to ne1fm 102.5 for our monthly radio programme. In April our theme will be end of life planning.

April Milecastle Get Together

Join us at the Milecastle. Our informal get-together is an opportunity for you to get to know other members over a coffee. In April we want your views on the Milecastle and the future.

Wellbeing for Life Session - Preview of Jesmond Community Festival

Join us on the 1 May at Jesmond Library at 10.30am followed by light refreshments for a preview of the Jesmond Community Festival.