Benefits for users

The VinclesBCN service helps to improve the lives of senior citizens by expanding their social circles and supporting them in a process of active ageing.

VinclesBCN offers a wide variety of benefits:

  • It reduces elderly people’s feeling of loneliness.
  • It helps senior citizens who live alone to maintain and strengthen their social relations. It also helps to expand their relations and create new ways of relating to others.
  • It teaches them how to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool for engaging with those around them.
  • It improves their quality of life and promotes active ageing.
  • It gives users greater self-sufficiency, because it helps them to share their everyday lives with their family and friends.
  • It provides new motivations, because the group network promotes activities according to tastes, interests and needs.
  • In addition to connecting senior citizens with each other, it also fosters inter-generational relationships.
  • It increases social support and opportunities for senior citizens to interact by participating in VinclesBCN user groups.
  • It improves self-esteem, because users feel more useful, more technologically competent and more socially active.
  • It combats loneliness, helping people to make new friends and providing entertainment.