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            Project Semaphore                     and Local I-Pad Training

 

Dates for forthcoming I-Pad Project Sessions

 

All Sessions held from 1200 - 1500 at Broadwater Working Mens Club

 

 

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 21st February

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 21st March

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Wednesday 22nd May

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Tuesday 25th June

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 22nd August

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Wednesday 25th September

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 24th October

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 21st November

Lunchtime I-Pad Projects Meeting                            Thursday 19th December  **

 

 ** Wine and Mince Pies Afternoon

 

 

 

Pre-Christmas I-Pad Training 

 

Just Before Christmas, the Branch held a training session at the Broadwater Working Mens Club for those with I-Pads wishing to progress their knowledge and skills.

 

The event, arranged by S/M Anna Shipley, was well attended and well received - but then again it may have had something to do with the provision of Wine and Mince Pies!

 

 

        Photos with Kind Permission S/M Anna Shipley

 

 

Project Semaphore

PROJECT SEMAPHORE

Enabling communication for isolated veterans

A successful bid to the Aged Veteran's Fund has secured funding for Project Semaphore. The aim of the project is to reach out to isolated veterans - who are judged by a BT reach survey to be worse off by at least £1,000 due to lack of access to the internet - and to provide them with an iPad and iPad/internet familiarisation training.

With modern and mobile technology, those previously isolated will be able to connect with their friends and regain some of their independence.

 Benefits to the veteran 

Some of the benefits of being online include:

  • Ability to facetime or Skype family and friends
  • Claim benefits, internet banking
  • Order shopping when unable to get out
  • Secured cheaper insurance, travel etc
  • Can access Veteran's information and find out what is going on, stay connected
  • Can get up-to-date entertainment such as BBC iPlayer
  • Research 
  • Access to social media, Youtube, ibooks

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE IPAD

Project Semaphore will provide suitability identified candidates with an iPad, training, support and 1 year's broadband. 

To qualify you must be a full member of the RNA, over 65 years old and currently digitally isolated.

Project contact

If you have any questions about Project Semaphore, please contact the Project Manager: Sarah@royalnavalassoc.com

 

Enabling communication for isolated veterans

All too often we hear of the effect that being socially isolated has on elderly veterans. When they are not connected to the online world, they also tend to be worse off financially.

The RNA’s Project Semaphore has distributed hundreds of iPads to veterans preloaded with useful apps and familiarisation training.

In enabling veterans to do the things most of us find second nature (for instance, Skyping family and friends, internet banking and shopping, accessing support information, social media and entertainment), we can help them connect with friends and regain some of their independence.

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