Silver surfers are still thin on the ground in Lancashire, according to new figures.
Almost two-thirds of people over pension age in the county are missing out on the world wide web, says a report from Age UK.
The charity says there is a “concerning” North-South divide when it comes to people over 65 using the web. Research also suggests that elderly people using the internet are nearly three times less likely to report being lonely than people who are offline.
David Mortimer, of Age UK, said: “It is concerning that, in some parts of the country, more than twice as many older people are able to access the benefits of being online than in other areas, particularly as there appears to be a north-south divide.”
The charity is now encouraging 65 and overs to attend its local ITea and Biscuits Week sessions.