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19th February 2016

Silver surfer Joy is 'seeing the world' after care home iPad club takes off

A 90-year-old care home resident has found ipad classes have given her a new view of the world and helped her connect with relatives abroad.

Joy Storey is a resident at CFW member Penpergwm House near Abergavenny.

Activity co-ordinators at Penpergwm run weekly, hour-long iPad classes for residents and day visitors. The classes help explain touch-screen technology and social media.

Since getting to grips with the technology Ebbw Vale-born Joy has started using an iPad to send emails and to 'see the world' via Google Earth and Google Streetview.

She said: "It is more difficult going out on my own now and it gives me freedom. I like searching for answers for the impossible clues in the newspaper crossword. I love Google Earth – do you know you can sit at the top of a mountain?

"Last week I was up Mount Everest and the week before that Mount Helena. I’ve found my way to my niece’s house in Massachusetts. I just love standing on that yellow line in the road, you can go anywhere.”

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