As a regional office of the Trade Unions of Russia, "Softsprof" launched a social project "Grandma-online, Grandpa-online" to promote computer literacy to older adults and disabled persons free of charge. The project trains elderly volunteers to teach their other elderly students to learn computer skills to navigate the internet, communicate via Skype, make personal e-mail boxes and create personal page on social networks. The social project prevents older persons from social isolation in a digital society.
The project with the theme "St. Petersburg Theater: The relationship of time and generations" provided a contact point for older actors/actresses and students of the St. Petersburg Academy of Performing Arts. During the project period of Oct 2012 - Jan 2013, 4 social events facilitated interactions between 50 older performers and 20 students. Students learned how to better play the emotions and received professional advice from experienced personnel.