The Key Issue
Technology keeps us connected, healthy & happy. But only if you know how to use it.
Before this decade ends, over seven million Canadian seniors will be making plans to age at home. And that home is expected to have at least 15 connected devices. Technology can help older adults with digital skills remain independent, connected, and healthy. It can also make home a safe place to grow old and save governments, families, and seniors money.
But a lack of digital skills leads to social isolation, makes accessing government and other online services challenging, and creates a population of older adults threatened to be left behind as technology further integrates into our daily lives.
Gaining digital skills and the confidence to use technology is necessary for millions of older Canadians.