Gluu for Seniors' Organizations
How we can help
Our national network of seniors’ organizations using free Gluu digital skills resources is growing fast. We would love to have you on board. Our expertise and resources can help save you money, time, and frustration when teaching digital skills. Whether you want to host digital skills classes, support your seniors virtually, or provide your members with expertly written materials, we are have the materials to get you started right away.
Thanks in part to funding from the Government of Canada, access to our Digital Skills Resource Library is free for Canadian seniors’ organizations and senior learners.
UPDATE: Registered Organizations receive FREE Printed Gluu Guides for Android and Apple devices. They will be available late January 2022. Quantities are limited. We pay for shipping to your location. There is no charge at all for using these printed materials—or any of our resources.
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Register Your Organization
Gluu For Seniors' Organizations
Use the form at the bottom of this page to register your organization. While you are waiting for approval, below is a menu of the materials we have for you. Use one or use them all! UPDATE: FREE Printed Gluu Guides for Android and Apple courses will be available January 2022. Quantities are limited. Register your organization and let us know how many copies you can distribute to senior learners. We will do our best to accommodate. Gluu pays for shipping charges to your location.
- Course outlines with complete lesson details and learning objectives for older adults learning to use an Android or Apple mobile device. Our materials help volunteers create amazing learning experiences. We also have resources for students.
- For In-Person Classes: Teaching notes and tips honed after thousands of in-class experiences.
- Virtual Group Lessons: Teaching notes on how your volunteers or staff can handle virtual classrooms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc).
- 1-on-1 Phone Support: Teaching notes on how to best support senior learners one-on-one virtually (phone, Zoom, etc.)
- Tuesdays 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM on January 25, February 8, 22
- Space is limited
- Registration is only open to Gluu Lifetime Members and registered Seniors’ Organizations
- Student workbooks that complement all of our courses
- Online classes
- How To Guides
- VIP registration for our Live Online Events
- Access to Ask Gluu support
- Free Lifetime Memberships are available until March 31, 2021. Lifetime Members get free access to our online content forever.
Gluu For Older Adults
Six Easy Steps: Digital Skills for all older Canadians
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: