Duration: 01. 01. 2023 – 01. 03. 2024
The aim of the project WE CARE!: Development of a training course for Caregivers of senior citizens 70+ at risk of Dementia is to offer free and permanent access to an online learning opportunity, mainly addressed to trainers, volunteers and staff working in day care centers for non self-sufficient elderly people or rest homes (carers, nurses, support workers, physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists).
The surveys carried out and the comparison between the partners have highlighted the lack of formal, informal or non-formal training opportunities in the field of digitization, intended for people over 70. The project will offer a high quality learning tool in terms of contents and methods, for staff, trainers and volunteers, to enable them to support senior citizens to become active members of their communities. Therefore, in a lifelong learning perspective, the skills achieved by the trainers will have a significant impact on the indirect target group, seniors 70+, through the creation of more effective and engaging training courses.
The main objectives of the project are:
- Train older people to develop the digital skills needed to prevent dementia,
- provide a tailor-made solution to overcome the barriers related to access, skills, trust and motivation of older people to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet and digital services.
- Training course for seniors in the form of a manual and MOOC. The manual is designed for learning basic computer skills, it is written in simple and understandable language. The publication is available for download by all from the project website and the EPALE website.
- A report on the needs analysis of the over 60 + population in partner countries.
- A collection of good practices available in partner countries, to be published online: a collection of web resources to facilitate learning the basics of the internet, the use of smartphones and information technology in self-training intended mainly for the elderly; a collection of apps with “games” to stimulate cognitive functions and programs to encourage physical activity.