Keeping your tech safe with Brendoncare

Written by: Alison Reijman Published: December 27, 2023

As we start 2024, Brendoncare’s Digital Connection Team’s New Year’s resolution is to continue supporting members with our usual enthusiasm while, at the same time, helping you improve your digital skills.

Our monthly digital drop-in sessions will resume in 2024 at 16:30 on the first Tuesday of every month. The next one is on 2nd January. If you have an IT related question or are having trouble with your tablet or phone, please join us. Our Training and Support Officer, Yildizhan, will answer your questions. You can book your place for this session here or simply call our office on 01962 857099.

On 9th January (14:30), we are holding our first online workshop, Your Phone is Your Castle – How to Avoid Unwanted Visitors. We will discuss how to choose stronger and safer passwords. We will also show you how to protect our devices such as laptops, tablets and phones from being used by unwanted parties. If you would like to attend this event, please click here to book your place.

WhatsApp

Another workshop in January is Confidence with WhatsApp. Yildizhan will demonstrate how to get the most out of this useful app and share some handy tips.  If you would like to attend this event on 24thJanuary (14:00), please book your place here.

Please note that we will also be joined by a guest speaker, Kellie-Jayne Cox of KJ Cox Solicitors, on 23rd January (10:30). She will talk about planning for the future, and whether you need a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to make the decision making process easier for you and for your family. An LPA allows someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf, if you are no longer able to or if you no longer want to do so.

Kellie-Jayne is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, who will answer all your questions on this topic.

Please click here to receive a reminder about this event.

Zoom

If you have never used Zoom before, please remember that we are only a phone call (or email!) away. Get in touch with our team and we will help you set up your Zoom account in no time. This will give you the choice to attend and take part in our online events as well as the in-person ones.  You can also use Zoom to keep in touch with your friends and family during the cold winter months.

Please don’t forget to check our blog next month again the updates about the activities we have planned for you in February! We will talk about internet safety and how to make sure that your Zoom software is up-to-date.