Webinar: The SCAN Foundation Technology Summit and Grant Initiative on Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults Through Technology
As older adults face continuing economic, social and health-related challenges, information and communications technology holds great potential for facilitating organizing and social action for this age group. The relationship between social action, technology and older Americans was the subject of a May 2010 expert panel convened by the Center for Technology and Aging on behalf of The SCAN Foundation. In this webinar, René Seidel (Vice President of Programs and Operations) and Erin Westphal (Program Officer) from The SCAN Foundation will discuss findings from the expert panel and ensuing report. The report includes a discussion of specific technology trends, as well as user and public policy considerations that shape how technology might be adopted by older adults to enhance their capacity to more effectively give a voice and face to critical social issues affecting them. The report also includes recommendations for funders and organizations that are interested in advancing social action for older adults. The SCAN Foundation will also discuss their upcoming 2010 Themed RFP: Agents for Change, which will focus on promoting social action for older adults in California.