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SeniorSurf

  • Strengthens the digital participation of senior citizens
  • Supports organizations to coordinate and develop peer-to-peer digital support
  • Encourages seniors to learn digital skills and to find support

Digital services are increasing and this creates new challenges for everyday life for especially those who are not familiar to digital devices and using internet. There are more than 1,2 million people aged 65 years or more in Finland. More than 20% of them have never used information technology and 30% haven’t used internet in months.

Learning doesn’t stop when you get older, although it might be slower. We encourage seniors and those who are giving digital support, finding aspects that bring joy and motivation in the digitalized world: ways of communication, possibility to find information or taking care of your everyday tasks, such as banking, healthcare etc.

SeniorSurf provides material for organisations, volunteers and seniors and arranges workshops for starting digital guidance. The SeniorSurf network for organisations meets 4-6 times a year to develop and chearing knowledge about elderly people and digital guidance. SurfAreena is the network for volunteer tutors for peer support and increasing competence.

SeniorSurf improves the position of elderly people in a digitizing society by influencing decision makers and service providers. The aim is that the needs of the elderly as users of digital services are taken into account in decision-making and when developing services.

Together we can make a strong network!

These cartoons tell about the attitudes that can stand in the way of learning. You can download and use it for free. Please mention the source. (CC BY)

For more information:

Tiina Etelämäki
Chief Specialist
Tel. +358 50 343 5955

tiina.etelamaki(at)vtkl.fi
seniorsurf(at)vtkl.fi

Facebook: @seniorsurf.suomi
Twitter: @SeniorSurfSuomi

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