Connecting the disconnected: How technology can be used to reduce social isolation among older adults

Topic(s)

Webinar event date

Mar 21, 2019 11:00 am EDT

Webinar Presenters

Jenna Roddick

Jenna Roddick is the Coordinator of Research and Knowledge Translation for the APPTA hub. Jenna primarily works to identify relevant research work being done across the country that aligns with current government priorities in aging in APPTA’s effort to contribute to evidence-informed policy recommendations. Another arm of her work is to promote knowledge translation, both through the MileAGE podcast and APPTA’s education programming!
 
Emily Kerry

Emily is a research assistant at the APPTA Hub and fellow social worker. Currently her main focus is organizing and launching an intranet portal for AGE-WELL network members, as well as supporting the rest of the APPTA team with ongoing policy and educational projects.

 

Description

Please note that parts of this webinar will be bilingual (English/French).

This presentation will provide an overview of the APPTA hub’s finding around the complex issue of social isolation and loneliness. What is this widely discussed phenomenon and how do we begin to address it? Seniors, in particular, have a great risk of experiencing isolation and loneliness. This presentation will highlight the key findings of our work around social isolation and loneliness experienced by seniors, how technology has shown to play a role, and what particular risk factors and barriers perpetuate this issue.

  • What is Social Isolation? Loneliness? Difference between the two
  • The risk factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness according to literature
  • How technology has shown to alleviate Social Isolation and Loneliness
  • What are the barriers to social participation?
  • Highlight and recognition of social programs in communities