We would like to invite you to our next Technology helps Older People Live Independently Multiplier event on Thursday 18 January 2018 in Brussels
About TechSenior project:
Lifelong learning is increasingly important in order to keep up with new IT technologies in society. The demand for basic IT skills has evolved following the rising number of official digital solutions in many countries. Acquiring basic IT knowledge and skills is therefore essential for older people in order to improve their independency and their ability to function in an increasingly digital society.
However, there is an obstacle to learning in a mature age. With aging follows a natural deterioration of brain function, causing a progressive weakening of concentration, memory and mental flexibility. The ability to generate new synapses between neurons in response to external stimuli, such as teaching and training, declines. Acquiring new knowledge and skills therefore becomes more and more difficult with age.