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Published: 17th Dec 2012

Getting older people online is crucial to improving their lifestyle and keeping them engaged with the world around them, according to leading charity Age UK.

It is seeking a broadband champion aged 55 or older who can encourage the elderly to make use of their local internet services.

The organisation is looking for someone "who has experienced a positive life change as a result of learning to use the internet", and is willing to explain how this happened to their peers across the country.

With the closing date of January 10th approaching rapidly, potential entrants are urged to send of their application as soon as possible.

According to Age UK, the internet can help the elderly to connect with old friends, shop online and stay mentally and physically active.

However, as well as the importance of training older people in how to get online, it is crucial that rural areas benefit from satellite broadband and other technologies that can make it easier for isolated properties to access the web.

Posted by Justin McKenzie