At Carqueiranne, computer courses for seniors to fight the digital divide

To promote digital independence for residents over 65 years of age, the Town Hall and the CCAS in Carqueiranne (Var) offer them digital workshops. After the first session last June, new sessions are currently held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Association House. Jacqueline, Patricia, Sophie, Arlette, Carl or even Jay enroll in these courses so you can manage their appointments with a doctor or Access to government websites.

From the typewriter to the computer

Right click, left clickAnd “folder tree”And “Antivirus”… when Aurélie Lombardo, the association’s digital broker “Horizon Multimedia”The lesson begins, the students are silent and wide their eyes. Most of them have never touched a computer : I was working on a typewriter. Until one of the participants identifies. Little by little, with the help of their teacher, they will discover the keys of the keyboard and even be able to open a document by themselves.

Jacqueline, 95, typing on the keyboard for the first time

95-year-old Jacqueline does not take her eyes off the screen: “I’m a bit confused, it’s my first time writing on the computer. But it’s never too late to do it right. So far, I didn’t want to bother with that, but I realize that it has become necessary to contact EDF agents for example.” Jay, 69, is having trouble buying his train tickets: I call my little girl but she goes too fastI don’t have time to understand, I’m a little confused! “ It recognizes a retiree who can’t make appointments on Doctolib either.

During the health crisis, Carqueiranne municipal council had to set vaccination dates for 800 residents Over 65 who did not have access to Doctolib. “Through these digital workshops, we want to fight the digital dependence of the elderly. It is essential today. We must help them maintain themselves in social life and in society. These computer courses also allow them to stimulate their minds, which is also very good for fighting memory problems.” “ Identifies Arno Latell, Mayor of Carkeran.

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According to the government, more than 200 administrative procedures are now accessible online. “That’s a lot” According to Secours Populaire who asks stop scanning ‘forced march’ Public servicesWhile not many French people have access to computers.

Frank Mccarthy

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