Gluu for Seniors' Organizations
How we can help
Gluu is a Canadian nonprofit founded to give older adults a better way to learn digital skills so they can confidently use technology to stay happy, healthy & connected.
Our national network of seniors’ organizations that use Gluu digital skills learning resources to support their members is growing fast. Together we are empowering volunteers to share their digital skills knowledge and providing older adults with free expertly created and inspiring digital skills training.
Thanks in part to funding from the Government of Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program, we are sharing our Digital Skills Library with Canadian seniors’ organizations at no cost. If our growing library of teaching resources and student learning materials can help your organization, we’d love to have you on board.
Gluu For Seniors' Organizations
Volunteer Training & Student Support
What is Gluu?
It’s an easy-to-remember word that starts a conversation.
Gluu makes digital skills stick. And, we stick with older adults as they learn to use technology. You get the idea.
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 has the ability to keep older adults connected, help them stay healthy, and make home a safe place to grow old. This saves Governments and families money and provides independence for those who have the digital skills.
A lack of digital skills leads to social isolation, makes accessing government and other online services challenging, and creates a population of older adults that may 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 adults in Canada. Affordable internet access, appropriate devices, and ongoing digital skills training and support is needed.
Gluu is here to help.
How We've Helped So Far
Building Confidence. Changing Lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how large the existing gaps are in how older adults are using technology to access services, stay connected to their communities, and remain independent. It has put a spotlight on the pressing need to to help them become confident and engaged online. That is the work Gluu is doing.
Gluu has measured the impact of our digital skills learning resources from the start—it’s built into everything we do. What makes our digital skills training solution unique is that our students quickly understand they are not too old to learn, they become motivated to try new things, and see the benefits of bringing technology into their lives. They realize that digital skills training is worth their valuable time.
We are working to create lasting impacts in the lives of older adults. This happens when we provide students with appropriate opportunities to learn and support them throughout their digital skills learning journey. It take a cohesive plan to move them towards a more connected digital life: high-quality learning resources, a relaxed, fun and social learning environment, accessible design, and trusted support are central to winning hearts and motivating people to change their habits.
Our digital skills training makes the everyday lives of participating older adults better, and our impact extends to the families, organizations and communities surrounding them. Gluu is working to achieving the goals of the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) by empowering our community to use technology to maintain physical and mental health and enabling them to live their lives to the fullest.
Here are some of the benefits of Gluu digital skills training:
Gluu For Older Adults
Digital Skills in Six Easy Steps