Digital literacy for seniors
Tablet learning with seniors
Residents in aged care often feel isolated from the outside world because of health or mobility issues. We’re helping them connect with friends and family, maintain their interests and continue learning through tablet devices.
The program empowers residents to enhance their lives through the use of technology.
Without leaving their home, residents are able to travel the world, connect with friends and family and even play chess with a stranger.
Tablets for the elderly
Funded by Gandel Philanthropy, we have been able to provide aged care facilities in Melbourne with iPads, Apple TVs and Google Nexus tablets for their residents.
Tablets are easier for older people to use as they are smaller, don’t require a mouse or a large amount of muscle control and are less likely to prompt “tech anxiety”.
Training for aged care workers
To help residents develop their digital skills, we are providing aged care staff with training to build their own skills using Go Digi training guides and resources. Staff can then pass this knowledge on to residents.
They connect with their families and have social interaction, but it’s more than that – it’s connecting with the wider world.