Inspired by personal experience, Mr. Osadchiy launched the Family Ribbon, an online service that gives newcomers to the Internet a quick course on how to use Skype, Facebook and online photo services. Family Ribbon’s mission is to enable older persons to use the online communication tools quickly and successfully, to enhance family communications. The programme also has a function to remind seniors when to take their medicines or remember their grandchildrens’ birthdays.
River of life project has organized health groups and a series of trainings on digital literacy for older adults, both of which were organized through volunteers. The project in 2012 offered social activities for older persons through education, counselling, support groups, and other lesiure activities. The number of participants was about 100-130 and 14 projects were underway.