Minister Göktaş, in his written statement, stated that they are carrying out studies to strengthen the digital skills of the elderly in order to adapt to the developing world in line with the vision of active and healthy aging.
“In today’s world where digitalization is becoming more and more widespread in daily life, it is more important than ever for older individuals to recognize, learn and use the technological approaches they will need.” Using the expression, Göktaş emphasized that as a ministry, they accelerated their work on Digital and Financial Literacy Training for the Elderly.
Stating that the training program prepared for the digital and financial literacy competencies of the elderly first started in 2021 in 5 nursing homes in Istanbul, which was selected as a pilot province, Göktaş said:
“Within the scope of the trainings, which were accelerated with the programs developed later, a total of 1923 elderly people have been given Digital and Financial Literacy Training in nursing homes and various centers in 43 provinces. Digital literacy trainings continue for the elderly who receive service from the nursing homes affiliated with our ministry in order to recognize, learn and use the technological approaches that elderly individuals will need. “We aim to continue the free trainings in which the elderly who receive service from our organizations participate voluntarily in other provinces.”
10 “Digital Spring Rooms” are in service
Minister Göktaş stated that 10 Digital Spring Rooms are available in 9 nursing homes in Ankara, Istanbul, Aydın, Bursa, İzmir, Osmaniye, Samsun and Erzincan in order to improve the digital literacy of the elderly who receive service from the nursing homes affiliated with the ministry and to facilitate their adaptation to technology.
Göktaş said, “Our technology rooms provide nursing home residents the opportunity to come together with their loved ones. It makes us happy that our elders can see, meet, hear their voices and see their images with their loved ones far away by actively using technological tools and the internet in these rooms.”