‘A guide to exploring the internet safely’
This was a really interesting presentation about the internet. Peter Morris from the University of Oxford started with a brief overview of how he became involved with computers and then went on to demonstrate how the internet enhanced his daily life. Following this, Jordan Booth from Barclays Digital Eagles described their work in helping people to access the internet, together with helpful tips for staying safe on-line. Judging by the number of questions from the audience, this was a popular presentation.
Harrogate District Over 50s Forum meeting at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library) July 23rd 2-4pm.
There are lots of new ventures and activity groups starting this month. Make sure you don’t miss any. They have all moved to the new ‘New Ventures & Special Events page’ in the ‘Events’ section ….. there’s plenty to read about. There’s also a new ‘Alerts’ page which highlights the latest news on issues which might affect you.
Also ….. there’s the latest edition of ‘Care in Action’. Click here to read it
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning about a scam involving telephone calls and e-mails requesting a payment or offering a rebate. HMRC states that it would not use e-mail communications for payments or refunds.
For information about other scams click here.
The Air Ambulance Service charity has issued a warning about a scam involving fraudulent collectors who are requesting donations via scam leaflets. The leaflets advertise a company called ‘Air Ambulance Service’, which is not linked to the charity.
Winter has officially started and, before we all get bound up in the Christmas festivities, it’s probably worthwhile making a few preparations for the winter weather. So, check the ‘seasonal advice’ on the safety page.
Firstly, a presentation from North Yorkshire Police about managing ‘cold callers’, safeguarding one’s credit card and financial details, and avoiding scams. This was followed by a talk about the charity ‘Supporting Older People’, which highlighted their services which aim to reduce loneliness and isolation. Continue reading