Portugal to combat digital illiteracy of elderly

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-14 04:43:14|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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LISBON, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Portugal will combat digital illiteracy of the elderly people under a European project, funded by 21 million euros (23.1 million U.S. dollars), Portuguese Lusa News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The program named Porto4Ageing and initiated by University of Porto and the Center for Excellence in Active and Healthy Aging aims to combat the "reduced digital literacy" of aged population and support the elderly to live "healthy and smart".

Porto4Ageing was part of the project entitled "SHAPES -- Smart and Healthy Aging through People Engaging in Supportive Systems", the report said.

"To benefit the older population, the project will have to address non-exclusive but more prevalent challenges in this age group, such as reduced digital literacy or a general reluctance to use technology solutions," Porto4Ageing coordinator Elisio Costa said.

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