Technological advances are moving everyday tasks online, including banking, shopping, communicating, and refilling prescriptions. And many seniors are trying to keep up, but many can’t, leading to social isolation, says Assistant Professor Cosmin Munteanu, at U of T Mississauga’s Institute for Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, cross-appointed to the Faculty of Information, Department of Computer Science, and co-director of the Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab (TAGlab).
“Many older adults are marginalized digitally,” he says. “Facilitating their online participation may lead to a reduction of their social isolation, which will lead to several other indirect benefits, such as health or economically.”
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