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Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology: Report

 

In association with the Center for Technology and Aging, a grantee of The SCAN Foundation that is devoted to the diffusion of technology to help older adults live independently, CITPH recently hosted a panel of experts to identify ways to deliver better care for older adults. Entitled “The SCAN Foundation Technology Summit: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology,” the meeting included representatives from a broad range of fields, from technology and aging services to social action. During the one-day summit, panel members presented strategies for using social media technology, such as Facebook, to advocate for improved care and quality of life for older adults. They also discussed ways to use emerging technologies to build and strengthen community-based programs’ efforts to engage in advocacy around issues commonly faced by older adults and their caregivers. CITPH is preparing a report that summarizes the use of technology to facilitate social activism for older adults; strategies for successful implementation of technology in conducting advocacy; specific examples of successful technology applications for social action; and emerging trends in the area.
Technology Summit Report

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