The Chelsea Foundation held a special Spring Online event for local pensioners as part of our Alive and Kicking scheme last week.

The Alive and Kicking initiative supports older peoples' learning of new technology and the Spring Online campaign offers digital taster sessions. These events have been held at local schools, libraries and community centres but last week saw Cobham's turn to host one of the sessions.

In attendance were guests from Elmbridge Council, Elmbridge Housing Trust, the Cobham Centre for the Community and Age UK.

The event was held to support pensioners learning how to use digital technology. Meeting the needs of elderly members of our community through lifelong learning and wellbeing activities continues to be a priority for the Chelsea Foundation's education department and this event proved another success.

In total, 32 pensioners took part in the event, where they went online to learn new digital skills and saw a demonstration of video calling.

'This was a very popular event for older learners with shared sporting interests and a great way to encourage participants to improve their digital skills,' said education manager Suzi Raymond. 'It was also a good way for us to build on our community partnerships in Elmbridge.'