Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch national statistical office reported that internet-use among Dutch elderly people is on the rise. In 2006, internet was used by 42 percent of the 65 to 75-year olds and in 2012, this percentage had risen to 75. Last year, the over-75s were surveyed for the first time and 34 percent of this very old population occasionally uses internet. E-mailing, surfing the web for information and online banking are the most popular activities among older people. There is a gap between very old men and women, as twice as many over 75-year old men use internet compared to over 75-year old women.
Sourse: Ger Sleijpen, CBS Web magazine, 27 May 2013