Often technology is looked at as a tool for the young, so the Department of Children and Family Services is looking to bridge the gap between Cayman’s older citizens and the emerging technology.
DCFS now offers computer skills classes to people 60 years and older in Cayman Brac.
“Sometimes I think people once they reach a certain age they believe that, learning is something that young people do. We wanted to bring that experience to them. We also wanted to address issues of loneliness and older persons feeling disconnected from others, so they can communicate if they can have an email address they can reach out to their friends and their family members and we build some connections between them and people in the community,” said DCFS director Felicia Robinson.
The department said they hope that they can eventually roll out the same programme here in Grand Cayman and even our sister island Little Cayman.