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Young to give 'technology tips'

Child on a mobile phone
Tips on using the latest mobile phones will be on offer

Young people are to give demonstrations on how to download music from the internet and use iPods at the Highland Senior Citizen's Network Conference.

Nine members of the Highland's youth parliament will give what Highland Council said would be "top technology tips" and practical advice.

Online presentations will be given on accessing websites and setting up e-mail.

The conference will be held in Inverness on 14 April.

Catriona Burns, of Highland Youth Voice - the region's parliament for young people - said it would be a chance for older and younger members of the community to learn from each other.

Balance study

She said: "Often the same issues affect young people and senior citizens, and today will give us the opportunity to focus on what we have in common, rather than the differences.

"I hope the members of the Highland Senior Citizens Network will enjoy themselves as much as I know our Highland Youth Voice representatives will."

In February, researchers in Aberdeen were looking for people over 70 to take part in a study to see if the Nintendo Wii Fit could help their balance.

The University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian wanted to find out if the games system's balance board could help prevent older people falling.

They were looking for volunteers who had fallen at least once in the past year and who could attend regular sessions.

The study was being funded by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS).



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