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Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"All the government seem to want to do is find ways to criticize and blame people who are not like them. So, if you're not in with their 'in' crowd, you're lazy, incompetent, thick, uncivilized, underqualified, underskilled, a…"
Dec 31, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"Happy New Year!"
Dec 31, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"And, by the way, I never felt I was a 'worse person'. I've been writing all my life. And I never write - and never have written - for therapeutic reasons. Not all writers do. You've made a bit of an assumption there. Maybe you…"
Dec 27, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"I hope other people's replies have now clarified the issue for you Richard. The minister is assuming we're under-qualified. That's the point."
Dec 27, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"Thank you for understanding me. As an ex-English teacher in middle management training whose career was cut short by developing a disability to a level where I could no longer work, I'm so tired of people assuming I'm some kind of failure.…"
Dec 27, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"I already have an MA (Hons) Oxon and a stunning CV. He's making assumptions! "
Dec 22, 2013
Jan Tchamani posted a status
"In spite of everything, I would like to wish everyone here a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
Dec 22, 2013
Jan Tchamani posted a blog post

EVERONE SHOULD HAVE A CARABOS

This is a Blog of Empathy. And by that, I mean, it goes out to all those who are battle-weary. You've been doing great things, lots of people love what you do, but you keep coming up against the few people who seem to think it's their mission in life to make things difficult for you.You know the ones. If money is handled, they suspect it's being siphoned off somewhere by someone. If there's a trip, you must have bumped up the price so you could go on it for nothing yourself. If there's food,…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Zahid Khan's discussion Care homes keeping in touch with touch screen technology in the group Technology
"This is great. It's important that now that digital technology is becoming homogenized, people have early contact with touch screens in this country of ours. The issue, however, for most older people or those who seek to support them, is cost.…"
Jun 26, 2013
Zahid Khan commented on Jan Tchamani's blog post From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader
"Hi Jan, really great blog, thank you for sharing your success stories, confirms technology is for all ages! I've just posted a piece about an iPad initiative I'm working on, would love to know your thoughts and if you'd share it…"
Jun 26, 2013
Jan Tchamani commented on Jan Tchamani's blog post From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader
"Thank you Kathryn. It's having sites like this that is so encouraging. Grey Pride is so positive. It's helped me to feel really good about growing older. All the best, Jan"
Jun 20, 2013
A blog post by Jan Tchamani was featured

From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader

I imagine that when I was diagnosed with the mental health condition cyclothymia (rapid cycling bipolar) 5 years ago most people expected me to curl up and shrivel away. I know there were a few who hoped I would (LOL, as they say!). Far from it. Here's my guest blog on the Big Lottery Fund site, posted by BIG today:http://bigblog.org.uk/2013/06/19/it-club-opens-window-of-opportunity-for-jan/Older people…See More
Jun 20, 2013
Kathryn commented on Jan Tchamani's blog post From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader
"Brilliant blog Jan! I do love reading about everything you have achieved over the last couple of years - such an inspiration here on Grey Pride!"
Jun 20, 2013
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Jun 19, 2013
Jan Tchamani replied to Jan Tchamani's discussion AGE UK AND DIGITAL INCLUSION - FROM AN AGE UK INTERNET CHAMPION in the group Technology
"Hi Alan Thank you for the reply. So great that you're doing what you're doing! I think you and I understand what the real barriers are. Age Concern research shows that there are two groups we need to reach: the digitally excluded who…"
Mar 28, 2013
Alan Cummings replied to Jan Tchamani's discussion AGE UK AND DIGITAL INCLUSION - FROM AN AGE UK INTERNET CHAMPION in the group Technology
"Hi Jan So please to hear of your exploration of the world of IT.  Sounds like you have a really active and interested group of like-minded people.  I have always taught that age is no barrier to IT use and enjoyment and you have proved it…"
Mar 27, 2013

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Jan Tchamani's Blog

EVERONE SHOULD HAVE A CARABOS

This is a Blog of Empathy. And by that, I mean, it goes out to all those who are battle-weary. You've been doing great things, lots of people love what you do, but you keep coming up against the few people who seem to think it's their mission in life to make things difficult for you.

You know the ones. If money is handled, they suspect it's being siphoned off somewhere by someone. If there's a trip, you must have bumped up the price so you could go on it for nothing yourself. If…

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Posted on June 26, 2013 at 16:54

From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader

I imagine that when I was diagnosed with the mental health condition cyclothymia (rapid cycling bipolar) 5 years ago most people expected me to curl up and shrivel away. I know there were a few who hoped I would (LOL, as they say!). Far from it. Here's my guest blog on the Big Lottery Fund site, posted by BIG today:…

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Posted on June 19, 2013 at 22:55 — 3 Comments

AGE UK INTERNET CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS

Hi friends - I was thrilled to be named one of this year's two Age UK Internet Champions at an award ceremony at the Royal Society, London, last week. The trophy (see my Facebook page) was presented by the wonderful and kind June Whitfield.

I share the title with James Perry (92 from the Isle of Sheppey). We were selected because we have amazing stories of how we endured our own computing and internet challenges and are now helping and encouraging other older people to do the…

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 16:10 — 2 Comments

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At 11:58 on June 6, 2012, Kathryn said…

Happy birthday Jan! I hope you are doing something lovely today :)

At 13:57 on April 2, 2012, Kathryn said…

Hello Jan - I hope you are well.

I thought I'd send you a quick message to draw your attention to a new topic I've just posted about community resources as I think you'd have some good thoughts to share on the topic...plus i mention your community gardening project in it :)

I'm looking to encourage us all to discuss local resources and community events, and as quite an active member of the site I was wondering if there any local projects in your area you'd like to tell people about? You can see my post and reply to it here.

Look forward to hearing from you

Kathryn

At 14:10 on September 12, 2011, Dave Taylor said…
Well, to use the title "Grey Pride" surely implies that there is something wonderful about the colour? Go into your local art gallery and observe its use in beautiful paintings.
At 10:44 on August 18, 2011, Grey Pride said…

What a fantastic way to celebrate entering that new stage, the symbolism, the crown and especially the chocolate cake! The Red Tent shares Grey Pride's enthusiasm for ensuring the needs of older people are understood and represented. 

 

I think other members would be interested in hearing more about your views and the croning ceremony, maybe you could add a new blog on the subject?  Do you think it would be ok to present the petition at the next meeting?  We have managed to get 40,000 signatures so far but still have a long way to go. 

At 8:55 on August 18, 2011, Grey Pride said…

Welcome to Grey Pride Jan!

Thank you for showing your support for this campaign!

After signing the petition, please be sure to read our blog and check out the campaign resource page, where you can download copies of the petition.

We have created an array of campaign templates with space for you to give your thoughts on Grey Pride – why not post a photograph of your take on the cause?

Alternatively you can start a discussion on the forum page or post your own blog entry.

Let’s get people talking about this campaign!

 
 
 

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