Technology for the Elderly 2

Project: “The Senior Citizen Phone 2”
Partner: Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation
Beneficiaries: Elderly living alone
Location: National
Launch Year: 2017
Budget: 162.501 lei

The Problem:

Romanians aged 65+ are confronted with health problems, loneliness and limited access to information.

The Solution:

Establish a free and confidential telephone line, to provide useful information and moral support to the elderly in Romania, and create the Senior Citizen TeleClub (a virtual conference room) via which senior citizens sharing common interests may connect with one another.

Results:

10,392 telephone interactions with specialized operators;
2,255 single callers;
10 thematic sessions at Seniors Teleclub;
30 volunteers involved;
Extension of the weekend program (Saturday 8am – 4pm);