Media Release: Hawkhill residents learn to Skype


YOU’RE never too old to learn, at least not at Hawkhill House nursing home at Milltimber.

Matron, Kristin Jackson-Brown, has just started teaching residents how to Skype so they can keep in touch with family members and friends all over the world.

“It’s going very well and some of the residents are very enthusiastic about it. Taking into account all the residents, we have contacts on all the continents and individually most of our residents have people they would like to keep in touch with,” she explained.

The home has a laptop exclusively for the use of the residents and this will be available for them to Skype.

Marion Paterson, chairperson of the Friends of Hawkhill, attended the first training session.

“We think it’s a great idea.  There are plenty of activities on offer already but this is an extra add-on and we will be happy to help make it available to any resident who wants to learn.”

Picture shows, left to right Lisa Watt (care assistant), Marion Bruce (resident), Marilyn Paterson (chair, Friends of Hawkhill) and Rona Tayler (managing director).

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