In the EU, 8.9 million senior citizens (75+) have contact with family and relatives once a month or less (EUROSTAT, 2016). although expectations of quality relationships with family and close friends are a priority for the elderly. On the other hand, about 30% of Europeans aged 65-74 have never used the Internet. These are people mostly with low incomes and lower education.
Research shows that when ICT is used to maintain contact with family and friends, it can lead to a decrease in loneliness, depression and an increase in overall well-being.
Based on this, the purpose of the project is to develop and implement a program to prevent loneliness of the elderly “E-Facilitation” by educating volunteers to support the elderly in working with computers remotely to communicate with their families and friends. Volunteer education is carried out according to a specially designed curriculum for e-Facilitators with the aim of implementing innovative active ageing programs, including assistance to the elderly without digital knowledge.
A special contribution of the Program is the review of sources of tools, applications, platforms and projects of good practice as an opportunity for individual needs and opportunities of the elderly.
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