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The first is the fact that the population of senior citizens is growing. The second force is the fact that senior citizens have more disposable income than youths to spend on information technology. The research agenda will be coordinated based on a framework, which seeks to delineate scholarly inquiry.Information technology is one of the ubiquitous developments that characterize the 21st century. Access to information technology has the potential to change the ways in which senior citizens interact. Because of their lack of access to information technology, senior citizens are by-passed by the numerous benefits of information technology. Senior citizens can benefit from information technology through improved social and healthcare. However, they have trouble whenever they try to use information technology (Felip, 2010). Evidence from literature and scholarly review shows that the difficulties in accessing or using information technology are caused by the lack of training and information technology literacy rather than cultural resistance.Felip (2010) conducted a survey report, which used a standardized questionnaire to obtain information on how senior citizens use information technology. The questionnaires also established the current use of internet and computer by senior citizens and their wishes for future trends. According to the results obtained from the questionnaires, senior citizens refuse to learn information technology because they think that it does not have a future application in their life (Felip, 2010). They consider information technology as a development that favors youths in terms of the acquisition of skills and knowledge. Additionally, the personal information obtained from the study indicated that senior citizens lacked literacy in information technology.The lack of literacy in information technology is documented in Mark McMurtrey, Steven Zeltmann, James Downey and Ronald McGaughey’s 2011 study Seniors and