Digital Skills for Smart Seniors

A 6 module program for seniors, family members, and caregivers

 Updated 8/2021   English   English [autom.]

By understanding current media and how to best use digital tools, you will improve your life. That sounds like a big claim, right?

Understanding media allows you to be a critical thinker, an effective communicator, and an active citizen online. Competence with digital tools means giving you the confidence to solve problems.

We will show you how to increase your abilities and knowledge so that you have a better quality of life.

The Smart Seniors program is about accessibility and safety. It is about citizenship and relationships. Most importantly this program is about collaboration and participation in our digital society.

“A majority of online seniors spend at least six hours a day online and own an average of five devices.”

Think with Google July 2021
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Module 1: What Does Digital Mean to Me? 

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Module 2: Communication, Social Media, eLearning 

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Module 3: Mobility, Travel, Accommodation

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Module 4: Shopping, Cooking, Diet, Health

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Module 5: Comfort, Security, Privacy, Smarthome 

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Module 6: Creativity and Design

Learning objective

This program offers structured, practice-oriented lessons. This course will help seniors, supporters, professional helpers, and families use digital tools purposefully. Each module offers practical tasks to address specific needs. You learn what tools you need and then use what we’ve learned together. 

Who should participate?

This course is intended for older adults who are interested in being digitally proficient and confident. No previous experience is required. Family and professional caregivers are also invited. Above all, participants should bring curiosity and openness to developing new skills.

Why this program offers added value

For ‘smart seniors’ in particular, the digital world offers many advantages. Digital offerings can help you live self-determined lives, even if your mobility is limited.

This program offers the opportunity for shared learning between participants, family, and caregivers. Mastering digital skillsets together are the first step toward increased confidence and independence for anyone.

What you gain by participating in this program

Access to digital skills keeps you in the community. Without these skills, you may become disengaged and distanced from your social circle

Active participation in society — online and off — is possible for everyone. Competence and literacy is a prerequisite for this. It’s not a question of keeping up — it’s a question of participating. Gaining competence, joining in, and participating

Enroll in the program, or request more information today.

The Smart Seniors program starts soon!

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Module 1: What Does Digital Mean to Me?

In the first module of our program, we introduce basic terms and fundamental technologies. You will learn how digital applications can facilitate social participation and help you maintain independence. Our focus in this module is on the constantly evolving opportunities to improve the quality of life in old age.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

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Module 2: Communication, Social Media, eLearning

Acquire easy-to-learn skills to stay in touch with others online. In this module, we show you how to participate in the lives of family and friends around the world. Instructional videos and social media channels also allow you to discover and learn new things at your own pace. You can acquire new skills and have fun learning in a virtual classroom.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

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Module 3: Mobility, Travel, Accommodation

Bus trip? Air travel? The fastest way to a new café? Cab or “Clever Shuttle”? Planning your travels can be simple! In this module, you will learn how to use the internet to plan routes, book tickets, or find the best local hotel. You will also be introduced to different apps that will help you increase your independence and discover the world in new ways.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

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Module 4: Shopping, Cooking, Diet, Health

Eating right and living healthy? Mobile applications also make cooking and shopping easier! Many seniors today are already ready to use digital technologies for their health. Discover the convenience of online shopping and how to search for recipes online — even for special diets or food intolerances.

In this module, you receive an introduction to the various apps that offer one-stop shopping and cooking with 24/7 convenience. Stay fit with new ideas.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

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Module 5: Comfort, Security, Privacy, Smarthome

Today, technology is also closely linked to security issues. The keywords are computer viruses, cybersecurity, data protection, and voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa. Extremely helpful assistance systems such as surveillance cameras or technologies for monitoring people’s whereabouts should be used with caution. This involves aspects such as personal privacy but also risks of misuse by unauthorized persons.

This module offers online privacy tips so you can learn how to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud. Enjoy easy and secure service from your digital assistants.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

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Module 6: Creativity and Design

We live in an age of images. But often digital images lose their power when they are just stored somewhere. Maybe even in the cloud of the cloud. Especially for older people, the possibility of creating tangible and giftable books, calendars, or other products is a gratifying task.

The process of collecting and sorting is a process that can take place together with grandchildren or children and thus takes on an important function itself. No matter if it is memories from the recent past or those from far back. This module aims to help digitize pictures or films and to be creative with them.

1.5 hours of on-demand video
Unlimited lifetime access
Access on mobile/tablet and TV
Certificate of completion

Price: $49.99
Duration: 90 minutes

Requirements: Computer and Internet access

Enroll in the program, or request more information today.

The Smart Seniors program starts soon!

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