Leeds City Council is inviting anyone interested to attend one of three Age Friendly Smart City events coming up soon.The events will be of interest to any older villagers and their families and will demonstrate how IT can help people retain their independent living. The events are free and you book on the links below.

From harnessing the power of wearables to participating in the sharing economy, we’re offering a series of innovative community workshops to explore new digital literacies for an Age Friendly Smart City. These interactive sessions are designed for the entire community and will include group activities.

Sessions take place during the first week of December:

1st December, Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road

2nd December, MAECare, Moor Allerton

4th December, Strawberry Lane Community Centre, Armley.

Our goal is to encourage new forms of digital literacy for older residents as well as their families, friends and companions. With this in mind we have commissioned 3 innovative workshops from a range of experts. These sessions focus on wearables, social networking and the sharing economy. Each workshop includes hands-on activities for participants to understand how they can benefit from these trends and digital tools.

 

In running these sessions we are building on the success and learning from our previous community workshops. For instance, these sessions are open to everyone! The entire community has to be involved to create positive change. Secondly, each session is hosted outside of the city centre. Two of the sessions are hosted by Neighbourhood Networks. As always the team at Age Friendly Leeds and the Libraries have been absolute champions.

 

May I please request you to circulate this booking information! This includes via your personal and departmental social media channels. Please also forward this email to other networks and organisations. We want to fill each session and give people an opportunity to learn new skills and understand how they can be in charge of emerging technologies.

 

With these sessions we also want to create a foundation to run pilot projects in 2016 next year with local communities to evaluate our technology prototypes such as the mesh boxes and bus beacons.

 

                 

Booking and further information is via Eventbrite     http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/age-friendly-leeds-8076191357

 

Background information for the events is listed here: https://medium.com/@gopaldass/new-digital-literacies-for-a-smart-city-1a9d757957f5

 

 

 

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