E-Seniors is a non-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 2005 by Monique EPSTEIN, its present general manager who holds a degree in computer science. E-Seniors aim at fighting e-exclusion by providing access to and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are:
• Shrinking, and where possible, bridging the digital gap between generations,
• Caring for elders by fighting seniors’ isolation,
• Opening new horizons for efficient use of free time.
Since its creation E-Seniors have provided courses on ICT usage for seniors in various public locations and is constantly opening new locations all over the region in order to provide a “proximity” service which takes into account the rhythm, interests and needs of its potential audience.
Besides teaching “basic computer skills”, E-seniors have opened more thematically-oriented workshops for “advanced” students, dealing with, for example, digital images and sounds, interactive messaging and chat, “writing memories” and meetings dealing with the fight against e-exclusion. Through its work for elderly people and with them the organization also tries to increase awareness about the importance of ICT solutions in everyday life.
E-Seniors propose also interactive gaming activities in residences for the elderly, retirement homes and day-care centers.
Knowing the challenges facing seniors, healthy or dependant, E-seniors invest resources in developing new applications and services to enable independent living as well as helping keep their physical and mental health.
E-Seniors have a substantial experience in projects related to ICT for Seniors and is currently involved in several European projects.