Population ageing

Integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores al mundo digital

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:04

La participación de los adultos mayores en actividades sociales, culturales, educativas y recreativas a través de las nuevas tecnologías contribuye a su integración plena en la vida de nuestra comunidad. Queremos que las tecnologías sirvan como medios para el encuentro y no como una barrera entre las distintas generaciones. Por eso nos comprometimos a integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores en el uso de nuevas tecnologías y a promover su acceso real a dispositivos tecnológicos para 2017.

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argentina
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The generational digital divide climbs to age 80

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:55

December 2, 2020 - 14:00

Older people are more and more at home in the digital world. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many seniors relied on WhatsApp messaging or video calls to overcome loneliness. A recent study shows that internet use among pensioners in Switzerland has almost doubled over the past decade and allowed many to stay in touch during the pandemic.

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switzerland
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ICT
Population ageing
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Étude Digital Seniors

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:54

Comment les personnes âgées utilisent-elles Internet? Depuis 2010, l’étude Digital Seniors, mandatée par Pro Senectute, examine l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication par les personnes de 65 ans et plus en Suisse. Les trois enquêtes réalisées ces 10 dernières années présentent d’une manière unique l’évolution de l’utilisation du numérique par les seniors et mettent en évidence des tendances très intéressantes.

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france
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ICT
Population ageing
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Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:52

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart technology.

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china
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ICT
Population ageing
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Plan Ibirapitá - BPS

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:48

Este programa, que inicia en 2015, promueve la inclusión digital de personas jubiladas de todo el país. Para ello, ha entregado de forma gratuita una tablet con una interfaz especialmente desarrollada que busca ser intuitiva y amigable para la población destinataria. En este contexto se realizaron talleres de capacitación en la Intendencia de Montevideo a cargo de equipos del plan Ceibal y con el apoyo de funcionarios y funcionarias de BPS, quienes concurrieron a los complejos habitacionales para capacitar a las personas jubiladas que allí residen.

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uruguay
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ICT
Population ageing
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Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:18

europa.eu (28.02.2021) The European Commission has presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe's ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express their views on how to respond to this in a public consultation, which will run for 12 weeks.

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european union
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China planning new policies to take on ageing population: state media

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:24

(24.11.2020) China is planning to include new measures to encourage more births and address its rapidly aging population as part of its new 2021-2025 “five-year plan”, state media reported on Monday.

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china
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China to tap elderly population in bid to tackle looming demographic crisis, boost economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 12:14

South China Morning Post (29.11.2020) China is planning policies to boost the economic contribution of its elderly citizens, including improving their use of technology In 2019, 12.6 per cent of China’s population was aged 65 or above and that group will hit 300 million by 2025, official data shows

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china
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COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 17:09

UNDP (03.11.2020) Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by 2030, according to findings released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Social protection for older people during COVID-19 and beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 11:37

socialprotection.org (September 2020) This document provides information and guidance on social protection and older people, with a focus on pensions to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is intended as an advisory for people involved in planning and delivering social protection support for older people across a range of contexts. The document briefly describes the specific impact of COVID-19 on older people’s health and wellbeing, as well as the socio-economic impacts.

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