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This Is Wiltshire: A new tech club is set to launch on Monday, helping senior citizens understand the basic uses of tablet devices A new tech club is set to launch on Monday, helping senior citizens understand the basic uses of tablet devices

Office is to launch a new IT club for people in the town on Monday.

The club will open for registration and hold its first drop-in class in the library from 10am to noon and is funded by a grant from the Post Office Community Enterprise Fund.

The new With IT group will teach the basic uses of tablet devices such as web browsing, email, photo and Skype.

Sub-postmistress Rita Patel said: “I bought the tablet devices and equipment back in February when I was awarded the grant and have been itching to put them to use for weeks.”

Mayor Linda Frost said: “I fully support and congratulate Rita on the work she has done and continues to do to in setting up this fantastic group.

“Her aim is not only to offer support to senior citizens to familiarise themselves with today’s modern technology but to be part of a community group who in turn can help and support each other. Also to open new opportunities for them to use today’s technology for everyday things and to be able to keep in touch with friends and family either by email or Skype.

“We have had good support from volunteers who are very pleased to be part of this group and also from the younger generation who are happy to share their knowledge.”

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