By Lyn Garba
My phone can bake cakes?, was the title, and the crucial question raised the seniors at the second mobile workshop in the selling point in Erbenheim.
Goal of the course is but also to take uncertainty in dealing with the mobile phone. For older people, the main reason is usually their safety and keeping contacts to deal with the theme of cell phone, explains Bethmann. In addition, that many elderly people are afraid to break something, accidentally delete or to get into a trap of costs.
Therefore is entered during the course also on individual problems and questions of participants, such as for example the selection of contacts in the phone book or differences in tariffs. I use my phone actually not much, explains the all living participant of Eva Sartory. Nevertheless, it is important to me, which remain functions of mobile phones can own a mobile phone and thus to be able to go to better get to know, that I was in contact, gives me a feeling of security, also the Beate Funke explained their motivation to participate in the course. If I’m somewhere alone on the road, I could get help at any time.
The demand is there
Werner Helbig, teacher and head of the Pluspunkts reported only a small part of the training in the technical area, which offers the advantage in Erbenheim in collaboration with the city of Wiesbaden, for seniors, whether the courses dealing with the mobile. We do offer work for seniors, and the needs of the elderly, in dealing with mobile phones and is there to be trained in computers.
The idea for the mobile workshops arose through discussions with the seniors themselves. We had some seniors who have expressed that they would also likes write a SMS in addition to phone calls, and here to learn it is easier for the elderly to read it in a manual.
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