AgeFlux

Aging Services Digital Socialization and Engagement Implementation

Because Tech is for Older People Too

AgeFlux Platform

Reach your aging community members with virtual programs and content to complement your on-site operations.

A white-label (your name is displayed, not ours) online community platform designed for older people.  

Create a social community and maintain a catalog of on-demand programs to keep your participants supported whether your are closed for a pandemic, inclement weather, renovations.  Your clients can take you with them when they travel!

We build it. You Leverage it.

How AgeFlux addresses at least two of the Grand Challenges of social work.

Organization Development Opportunities

In-Services

If your team is an aging sector organization, our practical sessions and day-long trainings push your agency towards outcomes like:

  • Increased Adaptability while Addressing Digital Barriers for Older People
  • Increased Digital Outreach and Engagement with Older People
  • Increased Digital Rapport Building Skills with Older People
  • Increased Confidence in Aging Centered User Experience
  • Understanding of Aging Theories’ intersection with Digital Intelligence
 
In 2021 we are slated for in-services with:
  • National Association of Activity Professionals
  • National Association of Social Workers Michigan Chapter
  • University of Michigan & Eastern Michigan University’s Digital Connection Corps Collaborative
  • Ypsilanti Housing Commission
  • Engage’s Returning Citizens

Digital Audits

With a set of guidelines and checklists, we can perform a professional audit on your website, social media, and other digital spaces. 

We also provide you with user testing questions so your own clients can be leveraged in this process.  We believe user experience feedback ensures the most practical feedback possible.

Don't have the funds to work one-on-one with us to improve your digital spaces and programs?

Click below to look at our upcoming live group course(s) on how to increase digital socialization and create digital impact with older people.  These live courses are hosted on our professional development community, WizeCove.

Click below to learn more about our self-paced online course “How to Build a Digital Community for Older People.”

A little more about the problem...

Within Aging Sector

Organization development specialists have always known community-based services, especially small non-profits, have struggled to strategically leverage digital tools and solutions even websites.

Have you thought or heard within the sector, “we don’t need to do that, our seniors don’t know how to use technology“?  

Or maybe, “we are not investing in that because our seniors aren’t interested“?  

Not only are these inaccurate, but they are a form of ageism – digital ageism.  We are missing out a huge opportunity to connect with and impact clients in a boarder way.  

Kovir LLC historically has focused on the aging sector.  During Covid-19, we noted at an alarming rate the number of agencies commenting on the lack of digital intelligence their older people have and failing to strategically integrate digital spaces into their long term plans.  We aim to address and correct these gaps.

Within the Digital Sector

Older users have been taught when they encounter errors, especially digital ones, the fault is their “fat fingers,” “shaky hands,” or perhaps their lack of digital intelligence.

The design team is at fault, not the older person. 

Society consistently neglects aging persons and those with disabilities during their design process.  Small targets, confusing animations, inconsistent site and interaction patterns, and the list goes on.

UX designers, UI designers, and the agency that hired them should have taken their customers into account when creating the experience and interface.  They need to understand the physical changes we experience, cognitive changes, and how older clients want to use the tools provided.  In fact, the design team consistently neglecting the needs of older users contributes to the everyday ageism older people experience.