Session ID: 
HAT5

Promoting Quality of Aging: Addressing Social Isolation

2:30pm - 3:30pm Monday, February 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W208C

Description

Many adults experience social isolation and loneliness as they grow older. Studies have shown that this increases the risk for both physical and mental illnesses. While there are a variety of factors that can lead to social isolation, technology can play a role to help mitigate these risks. This session explores real-world success stories that leverage technology to help re-establish social connections and diminish loneliness in older adults. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the experience of aging and the risk factors that can lead to loneliness in older adults
  • Identify technology solutions that can improve social connectedness and engagement
  • Demonstrate how organizations are using technology to boost the health and wellness among those they care for

Speaker(s): 

Sr. Director, Product Development and Strategy,
National Council On Aging (NCOA)

Audience: 

Allied Health Professional
Investor/Entrepreneur
Population Health Management Professional

Level: 

Intermediate