Digital Skills For Seniors Program
About Digital Skills Program
The Digital Skills for Seniors program aims to support seniors (55+) to Age Well at Home (AWAH) by providing them with digital literacy skills. These skills will equip seniors to access resources available to them in their communities through digital platforms and will enhance their quality of life by improving their social connections. The project further promotes the social inclusion of seniors by providing them with volunteer opportunities that will help them expand their support networks and contribute to their communities.
This pan-Canadian project is led by PICS Society and works in collaboration with Northwest Territories Literacy Council (NWTLC) and Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre (NFAMC) to serve seniors in B.C., NWT and Ontario.
Digital Skills for Seniors (DSFS) Program is starting Sep 18, 2023. The program focuses to enhance digital skills for seniors who are 55+ years old.
• The program runs 4 days a week (Mon – Thus) for 3 weeks
• Timings: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
What Participants will learn
- Computer basics
- Smart phone usage
- Safe Internet Browsing
- Applications for daily use
- Connecting with volunteer resources
Anyone who is 55+ and a resident of BC is eligible to apply for the program. Proof of age and submission of ID are required for registration.
- Multilingual Training: Training is available in English, Hindi, and Punjabi, ensuring accessibility to a diverse range of seniors
- Borrow Laptops: Participants can borrow laptops for practice when participating in the program.