Age Action and open eir are encouraging people across Longford to enter Silver Surfer Awards

Martha O'Brien

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Martha O'Brien

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Age Action and open eir are encouraging people across Longford to enter Silver Surfer Awards

Age Action and open eir are encouraging people across Longford to enter Silver Surfer Awards

Age Action and open eir want people across Co. Longford to enter the open eir Silver Surfer Awards.

This is the ninth year of the awards that recognise and reward the achievements of older people using technology and the Internet as well as the volunteers who teach these skills.

This is a wonderful opportunity to nominate yourself or someone you know who is making a difference by using technology in their daily lives.

There are six categories that a person can volunteer for

The Getting Started IT Award – An older person who is new to technology and has overcome challenges to become an IT user.

Hobbies on the Net Award – An older person who uses the internet to pursue their passion or hobby, or who uses IT for communication and social networking.

Golden IT Award – An individual over the age of 80 who uses technology to enhance their life.

Community Champion IT Award – An older person who uses the internet to benefit their community locally or nationally

The IT Enthusiast Award – The ‘Give it a Go’ older person who embraces the internet or technology with a sense of fun and adventure.

IT Tutor of the Year Award – An individual volunteer or group of volunteers of any age who provide voluntary support for older learners

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, February 21.

The awards ceremony takes place in eir’s Head Office, 1HSQ, on Tuesday, April 17.