Age UK – Digital connections for older people – Global Impact Challenge finalist

The Global Impact Challenge supports British non-profits using tech to tackle the world’s toughest problems. The 10 finalists are in, help decide who wins.

Project:
Age UK will inspire older people to reminisce using technology, and, in doing so, deliver digital training which will help them enjoy a happier and healthier later life.

Impact:
Today, 1 million older people in the UK have not seen friends or family in over a month. Technology can help reduce loneliness by providing access to invaluable online resources, as well as the ability to keep in touch with family and friends. Age UK plans to inspire older people to reminisce using technology, and, in doing so, deliver digital training to open a host of opportunities, like reconnecting with loved ones, pursuing hobbies and saving money. Over 18 months, Age UK will bring technology into the lives of 16,000 older people and ultimately fight the isolation experienced by so many.

Get involved:
Cast your vote by the 31st May on https://globalimpactchallenge.withgoogle.com/ for the £500,000 fan favourite Global Impact Award.
On 3rd June, a panel of judges will unveil the public vote, and select three additional non-profits as winners of the Global Impact Challenge.

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