Seniors prefer e-mailing; 96 percent indicates that, while 82 percent of the teenagers say so. Just surfing is done by 76 percent of the teenagers and 60 percent by the seniors. Real differences are there in other applications. 95 percent of the teenagers spend time on msn, while only 25 percent of the Senioreb people use msn. For both target groups msn is dominantly used by women. But also a typical teenage habit is downloading music weekly or more often; only 25 percent of the seniors download music weekly or more often.
As far as I can see there is no remark in this report on games. I personally do believe that games for seniors should be the replacement for the puzzles and sudoku to keep their mind agile. But I should perhaps ask the people of Seniorweb about this.
The Dutch organisation Seniorweb has 75.000 members and offers anyone senior not familiar with a computer the experience of e-mail, internet, but also a text processing program. Besides the organisation has a special helpdesk for seniors for problems with their PC; if it can not be solved by e-mail or telephone, help will come from a volunteer. The organisation offers also software, games and printer cartridges at a reduced price, while the membership magazine contains once per year a CD-ROM full of tips, games and software. The organisation is a real e-inclusive organisation.
The report is not online yet, nor is there a translation. There is however a report of 2006 with an English summary.