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iPad training for seniors and elderly

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Apr 17, 2012 6:47 PM

Looking for advice to create workshops for  training the elderly and seniors on how to enjoy and use the Ipads.With the right support beleive this will increase the aging poulation in having a better understanding and  stop any fears using and purchasing equipment.Hoping to create sales and training with the elderly  in South Australia.

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    Apr 19, 2012 5:36 PM (in response to ajas11)

    Great question...I helped develop training for seniors with iPads and iPhone that launched last fall at Senior Living Communities throughout the midwest.  The organization is www.SeniorTechRally.com and a video describing the experience is here: http://vimeo.com/mme/techrally

     

    We found that apple products were highly intuitive and made the experience for seniors very enjoyable.  But the key is not to lecture, but rather create an "experience" around the training.  Let them touch, play and interact with the devices.  And give them personal assistance when they hit roadblocks or have questions.

  • billreich Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to ajas11)

    A couple of ideas...find businesses that want to build brand recognition for seniors...you have to be careful with this though because you are not designing a program with a big sell - trying to pitch product.  Rather you want sponsors who want to build good will with seniors and are willing to do so by sponsoring the event.

     

    Also, retirement and active adult communities would be willing to pay and contribute a certain amount of dollars just to get the program into their community - especially for some that would see the value of having it as a "marketing" opportunity for them.

     

    These are just some ideas.

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