Social media and people aged 65+

27/9/11***NO REPRO FEE***Pictured is 90 year old Larry Wilmott from Dalkey with Overall winner 76 Year Old Grandmother Who Sold Her House Online Wins Google Silver Surfer Award with Age Action. Dorothy Harrington pictured with her husband Paddy, a 76 year old grandmother of four from Sandymount, Dublin 4, originally from Co. Down, was today crowned the overall winner of the Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action. Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D. presented Dorothy with her award and a brand new Google Chromebook laptop at a ceremony held at Google Headquarters in Dublin.Pic:Marc O'Sullivan

Interesting data on computer literacy and attitude toward using of social media by people aged 65+ was gained by the consortium from 5 EU countries of the Erasmus+ project e-Active-: Fostering competences to promote active aging through a social participation e-tool. The main project results are Co-designed Training Syllabus for Professionals and Development of a User Friendly e-tool for both seniors and professionals working with them.

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Second International meeting, project e- Active

Poznan pictureThe e-Active project consortium has regular online meetings to clarify various details during the work, but face-to-face meetings are always very important. The second international project meeting took place in February in Poznan, Poland, and the host was  Fundacija Parasol.

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Successful finalization of our GOLD project

GOLD WEBINAR 5After two years of intense work, GOLD project has reached its finish line. On this occasion, we would like to remind you all of the project’s results.
📌 Mapping of the status and needs of old people
📌Collection of good practices on social inclusion and health maintenance of old aged people
📌 Best GOLD practices that have been applied, tested, and verified within the partner organizations for the elderly, are addressed also to educators-trainers-related professionals.
📌Short Videos from partner organizations’ experiences with projects concerning people of age 65+
All the results are available in English and the partners’ native language! We promise to come back with GOLDer practices!GOLD WEBINAR 17
Association E-Seniors , Challedu @Frodizo Διαβάζω για τους άλλους @University of Muenster @Association Generations

GOLD – fourth transnational project meeting in Muenster

ОБЩА3The goal of this TPM in Muenster was to address the tasks completed and to consider the next steps of the project as we are approaching its end.

The Challedu team made a project overview’ by actions implemented until now, objectives and results achieved, pending tasks, and key next steps – especially dissemination and exploitation actions needed and what has to be improved.

We tested some Yoga exercises for seniors presented by the University of Munster.

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GOLD third transnational project meeting in Sofia

12We met in Sofia in July in order to share reflections on the good practices and discussed  GOLD project national exploitation and sustainability possibilities.

Interesting practices and examples were presented by Frodizo – Common project Open University Patras and U3 – How to use digital equipment – for people 65+; Common project Frodizo and Vodafone Greece – online training courses for people 65+ how to work with different devices, how to keep active thinking and avoid dementia in older people, tracking changes in the behavior of people with dementia via new apps or electronic devices etc. Continue reading

GOLD second transnational project meeting in Athens

11This year, we managed to have our second meeting in Athens. The project coordinator, CHALLEDU (Greece) and the partners, READING TO THE OTHERS (Greece), ESENIORS (France), FRODIZO (Greece), MUENSTER UNIVERSITY (Germany), and
ASSOCIATION GENERATIONS (Bulgaria), met for the second Learning Teaching Training Activity of the project in order to exchange good practices and define our next steps.
CHALLEDU team presented the good practices they have developed and the games they have co-created to encourage and empower seniors with dementia. They informed us about the Bridge project which aims to create board and digital games for dementia patients and escape rooms. After the presentation, all partners participated in a workshop-game simulation, thus giving us the opportunity to discover new ways of learning and working with the Third Age people. Continue reading


ACT Screen shot websiteAfter 3 years of hard work, the activities under the Actimentia project, funded by the EC ERASMUS + program, have been completed. The consortium was composed of representatives of various training organizations from 5 European countries plus Israel – universities, organizations for adult education, vocational training, delivery of social services.

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First GOLD project meeting took place virtually.

1stmeeting online picOn November 9th 2020, the first GOLD meeting of the project took place virtually.

Partners made a general presentation of their organizations and their best gold practices for older adults. Then, the coordinator of the project CHELLUD presented project’s main objectives as well as outputs to be achieved. The next steps have been clearly defined and tasks were evenly distributed among all partners. Next on-line meeting was scheduled to be held in February 2021.