Promoting Quality of Aging: Addressing Social Isolation
2:30pm - 3:30pmMonday, February 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
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.
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