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AGE-WELL & APPTA policy Rounds: Community Based Digital Literacy – Meeting the Needs and Wants of Older Adults
April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Tara La Rose, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, McMaster University
Digital technology holds the potential to enhance accessibility, improve social mobility and foster connection. For older adults, these positive potentials may be complicated by limited digital literacy and a lack of access to technologies. Older adults require support to enhance access and attention to the diversity existing within Canada’s aging population. In this session we will discuss the preliminary findings from three studies, which suggest the importance of regional/context specific programs for improving digital literacy and technological engagement if older adults are to reap the social rewards of digital technology.