Giving seniors more reasons to smile
We are here to help our seniors take their next step in going digital!
Though making the digital leap may seem like a big hurdle, all it takes is a single step—and we are here to help our seniors in their journey. Whatever their existing familiarity with tech, this programme is tailored for seniors to Go Digital and have fun doing it.
Learn how to go digital
With safe distancing measures likely here to stay, digitalisation offers a way for seniors to continue living life to the fullest. From using video calls to connect with friends and family to buying products at hawker centres and wet markets, and even using SingPass Mobile for SafeEntry, the possibilities are endless online.
For more information on these online resources, click on the button below.
To help seniors along the learning programme, Digital Ambassadors will soon be stationed at familiar places like public libraries and community centres nearby.
On the ground, the SG Digital Office will mobilise Digital Ambassadors to help 100,000 seniors through one-to-one or small group classes, including interactive learning journeys. The learning programme for each senior will be tiered according to their digital needs, and seniors will be guided through 3 tiers of digital skills:
|Tier 1||Seniors will learn how to use basic communication tools, including messaging and making video calls on WhatsApp, subscribing to Gov.sg, setting up Wireless@SGx and cybersecurity tips|
|Tier 2||Seniors will learn how to use Government digital services, such as SingPass Mobile for SafeEntry and cybersecurity tips|
|Tier 3||Seniors will learn how to use e-payment tools, like using SGQR codes at markets and hawker centres, Internet banking apps and cybersecurity tips|
There are 3 ways for seniors to learn:
You can start picking up the 3 tiers of digital skills online at your own pace. You can also get one-on-one help online through the Virtual Digital Clinic, and speak to friendly corporate volunteers to answer your queries on using mobile phones. Also check out the free webinars which are available through the Digital Pod series covering a new topic every week!
SG Digital Offices
Our Digital Ambassadors will be located at selected Community Clubs/Centres and Public Libraries, ready to provide 1-to-1 guidance on a customised package tailored to equip you for a digital life. Listed below are some of our SG Digital Offices that will be coming to you in phases starting July 2020*. For more information and to find your nearest SG Digital Office, call 6377 3800.
*Our SG Digital Office will be opening in phases starting July 2020, and will be closed on 9 Jul as well as public holidays. Check out the list below for updates on opening dates and hours.
Bedok CC (Open daily from 7 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
Bedok Public Library (Aug)
Changi-Simei CC (Aug)
Cheng San Public Library (Aug)
PSC@Our Tampines Hub (Open daily from 7 Jul, 10am – 8pm)
Kampong Chai Chee CC (Heartbeat@Bedok)(Open daily 10am – 6.30pm)
Pasir Ris Public Library (Aug)
Sengkang Public Library (Aug)
Tampines Regional Library (Aug)
Boon Lay Wellness Centre (Aug)
Bukit Batok Public Library (Aug)
Bukit Panjang Public Library (Aug)
Bukit Timah CC (Open daily from 13 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
Clementi Public Library (Aug)
Jurong Regional Library (Aug)
Jurong West Public Library (Aug)
library@ harbourfront (Aug)
Senja Cashew CC (Open daily from 20 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
Taman Jurong CC (Jul)
West Coast CC (Open daily from 7 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
Bishan Public Library (Aug)
Central Public Library (Aug)
Geylang East Library (Aug)
Leng Kee CC (Open daily from 3 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
MacPherson CC (Open daily from 6 Jul, 10am – 6.30pm)
Marine Parade Public Library (Aug)
Queenstown Public Library (Aug)
Serangoon Public Library (Aug)
Toa Payoh Public Library (Aug)
Toa Payoh South CC (Aug)
ACE the Place CC (Aug)
Ang Mo Kio Public Library (Aug)
Sembawang Public Library (Aug)
Woodlands CC (Aug)
Woodlands Regional Library (Aug)
Yishun Public Library (Aug)
Learning Journey and Small Group Classes
Embark on Learning Journeys to discover how you can use various digital apps to enrich your everyday life. Guided by our Digital Ambassadors, our Learning Journeys comprise classroom-based training as well as an interactive hands-on activity where you can immediately try out your newfound digital skills. Here are some Learning Journeys to look out for in the coming months:
- E-payment Learning Journey - Learn how to make e-payments on your mobile phone! With e-payments made available, simply bring along your phone to pay for items and embark on a cashless journey.
- Library Learning Journey - Discover how to borrow books, access online resources such as e-books and newspapers, and sign up for library classes through the NLB app.
Small group classes will also be organised to provide you with an interactive classroom environment that encourages hands-on practice. These sessions can also be organised on request by community partners.
Supporting digital journeys
Seniors (citizens or permanent residents, aged 60 years old and above) can sign up with participating telcos to enjoy Seniors Go Digital mobile plans. You may visit the respective telco websites below for more details.
Financial help is available for eligible seniors who need support to obtain smartphone and mobile plans. You can visit our Mobile Access for Seniors page for more details.
All hands on deck!
A fully digitalised Singapore is only possible through cooperation. To expand the reach of Seniors Go Digital, IMDA will be partnering interested corporate and community organisations, donors, volunteers and others who wish to contribute to the programme as part of SG Together.
Visit our Digital Access Programme to find out more about how our initiative benefits low-income families. Organisations interested to contribute to the cause can contact the Community Chest at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1800 210 2600.
Visit the fundraising webpage for the Digital Access Programme at go.gov.sg/SupportDigitalAccess to donate online, or scan the QR code below.
(Tax deductions applicable for donations above $10)
Watch this space for more exciting activities coming your way!