Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology

With the rise in the use of information and communications technology in all age groups, and
the explosion of social media technology platforms and applications, the present is an exciting
time for promoting the use of technology in social action. This opportunity is especially relevant
for older adults, who have traditionally not had as many benefits of grassroots organizing and
representation as some other age groups and causes. Technology represents a significant
opportunity to organize, engage and mobilize older adults on issues important to them. The relationship between social action, technology and older Americans was the subject of an expert panel convened by PHI on behalf of The SCAN Foundation.

Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults Through Technology

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