Social media and online support after stroke Susan Clow, Age UK
The aim of this workshop is to look at the potential of social media to support people ....and to enthuse you to find out more..
What is social media? People communicating online to share information and resources using text, audio, video, images, podcasts and other multimedia communications also known as social networking and Web 2.0 [Whatis?com]
Get More Out of life Online video starring Linda Robson and Age UK Internet Champions
Val Tyler Age UK Digital Ambassador
www.facebook.com/TheStrokeAssociation www.facebook.com/Belfast.NICHS www.facebook.com/connectaphasia A social utility that connects people with friends and others..
Find, reunite, contact old friends from school, work, college, armed forces … www.friendsreunited.com/
Voice calls over the internet with video “I’m still with my son and two year old grandson, even though they’ve emigrated to Australia – I saw him open his Christmas presents. I was there in the house with them. He came and kissed the screen. It stops you feeling alone! Lucy Berry, 80 Age UK Internet Champion
Forums and message boards www.stroke.org.uk/applications/discussion/ www.carers.org/forums/ www.speakability.org.uk/Aphasia+Forum Online discussion sites
Blogs A web log that people can contribute to www.carers.org/community/blog http://grumpyoldken.blogspot.com
Support in Age UK for • New users • Friends/family to help non technology novices get online • it&b week/myfriends online week and how to get involved
Age UK helps people to enjoy a better later life. • Its UK wide digital inclusion programme includes: • A Digital Inclusion Network of 200+ partner organisations • Connect with IT, a digital inclusion campaign, involving itea and biscuits week, myfriends online week, Internet Champion of the Year competition and IT Volunteering. • Age UK has helped over 200,000 people in later life to learn about technology to date.
Susan Clow Technology and Digital Inclusion Development Officer 01858 464348 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ageuk.org.uk/it