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Thursday, October 3 • 11:50 - 12:45
Digital Inclusion for Seniors and Retirees

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By 2034, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders will be aged 65+. Many seniors lack the necessary motivation, access, knowledge and skills to benefit from the internet.

Previous national strategies for healthy or positive ageing have downplayed the role of the internet. However, government now has a mandate to provide seniors with equal access to digital services, communication and entertainment.

We do have training programmes for seniors. But as the numbers of older people and their lifespans rise, we need to explore multiple solutions.

Bring your knowledge, experience, and bright ideas and let’s turn them into action plans. Useful questions: Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?
  • Whose responsibility is it to help older adults to connect and participate online?
  • How can digital solutions help with problems associated with old age, especially loneliness and isolation?

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Francesca Holibar

Director, TechSeniors Ltd
Techseniors work with older adults, in their own homes with the aim of increasing skills, confidence and a sense of participation in the digital world. We believe in the effectiveness of 1-1 learning. We hold the view that older learners need support, advocacy and funding to ensure... Read More →

Rachel McAlpine

I'm a 79-year-old poet and blogger who spent 20 years thinking, writing and teaching about digital concent. Right now I am interested in how technology can help alleviate loneliness in the old and very old.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:50 - 12:45 NZDT
(e) ICON, Level 2