They offer technology workshops to seniors attending retirement centers in Rio Grande

Through the Technological Inclusion Notes program, the city offers customized technology workshops for seniors, allowing them to learn how to use devices and applications in their own meeting centers.

In an effort to bring technology closer to the elderly in the city, the municipality, through the Citizen Management Secretariat, is implementing the ‘Technology Addition Nodes’ project. It not only offers technical equipment, but also includes specific workshops at the companies that are part of the program, giving them the opportunity to learn to use devices and applications that are part of everyday life.

The workshops are tailored to the needs and capabilities of the participants, helping them not only learn how to use the Technology Inclusion Notes program’s computers and tablets, but also get the most out of the devices they already have at home.

From learning to use a mobile phone to sending emails or using messaging apps such as WhatsApp, participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn technology in a friendly and collaborative environment.

In this context, Andrea Artiques, coordinator of the Digital Notes and Technological Inclusion Notes project, explained the results achieved by the project among older people. “The response from older people to this initiative has always been very positive. Since last year, the elderly centers have welcomed us with open arms. This is our second edition of the workshops held at these locations and we are seeing more and more people connecting and actively participating. Those who attend the workshops also share their knowledge with their family and friends. By taking they become multipliers.

It should be noted that workshops of one hour per session are delivered weekly in each participating retirement home. Registration is free and open, and interested parties can register directly at the retirement centers or through the Technological Inclusion Notes program platform.

Furthermore, the Technological Inclusion Notes program is open to interdisciplinary companies, both formally established and developing. The companies interested in joining the initiative will have the opportunity to offer internships under conditions of fairness and equality to residents of the Rio Grande.

To register or obtain more information about the program, companies are invited to visit the link: Ciudadtecnologica.riogrande.gob.ar.