Our next Tech Talk will be presented by tutor Graham Castle, who will be demonstrating the benefits of investing in a smart speaker.

Graham tells us that “Smart speakers are subject to derision and ridicule as well as personal security concerns however they have real practical uses for older people. Technology changes at an incredible pace and some older people struggle with keyboards, touch screens and smartphones but almost everyone can speak. To use a smart speaker all you need to do is speak to it! Smart speakers can help older people maintain their independence and provide close family, who may be caring for older people, with reassurance that their loved ones are not in need of assistance. These devices are particularly useful for 70 and 80 year old people who have no computer skills, poor eyesight, early onset dementia, poor short term memory or a physical disability that prevents them from using other technology devices. Smart speakers are affordable often being on sale for around £25, so it’s not much of a risk to give one a try. Some smart speakers also give you free UK landline and mobile phone calls so it won’t take long to recoup your investment.”

Come along to our talk on Tuesday 12th November to find out more!