SeniorWeb is the non-profit association which runs the most popular community platform for seniors in the Netherlands. Its mission is to familiarise those generations with computers and the Internet who have not had the chance to grow up with them. An important premise is that this should be done for and by seniors. In the last 14 years SeniorWeb has developed a well-functioning network of highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers. SeniorWeb has a rich experience with elderly people, enabling it to develop new products and services for this target group.
One of the most important aims of SeniorWeb is to extend the participation of senior citizens in the information society. Over the last years, membership of SeniorWeb has grown to 100’000 users who pay a membership fee of 25 Euro a year. Members have access to members-only parts of the website: They may make use of the helpdesk and profit from help at home, join mail-groups, take online courses or post mini-advertisements. Members also receive the quarterly magazine “Enter”. Finally they obtain discounts on products and services from partner organisations.