It is a challenge for most people to live during forced self-isolation when the social circle is limited; there is no opportunity to see friends, visit favorite places, just go out.

In such conditions, elderly people need support more than ever. Social distancing is undoubtedly aggravated the already burning issue of social isolation of older persons.

A way out of the situation can be communication on the network using modern technologies and gadgets. It is especially relevant for elderly people because the skills of work online are the opportunity for them to stay socially-active, as well as to save health, and sometimes even own life. However, most part of our beneficiaries doesn’t have the financial opportunity to purchase modern gadgets. Age characteristics and psycho-emotional state also interfere. Sometimes they feel fear of the new technologies. Learn to use new technologies is also a problem for the lonely elderly because they don’t have somebody to help them.

Thanks to the project “Digital solutions for assistance to the elderly”, our Fund had the opportunity to purchase modern equipment – laptops and tablets, for using it in our work with beneficiaries. 

Thanks to the project “Digital solutions for assistance to the elderly”, our Fund had the opportunity to purchase modern equipment – laptops and tablets, for using it in our work with beneficiaries.

We organized educational pieces of training on computer knowledge for 73 elderly people from our projects “Day Center for Seniors”, “Home Care/Palliative Care”.

Now we can do online work with the elderly even in the difficult pandemic period, in order to stay connected with our beneficiaries in every condition.