Technological Advancements To Address Elderly Loneliness

Loneliness has been a known severe public health concern among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several practicalities of using emerging technologies to address elderly loneliness and its implications and adaptations to the outbreak of coronavirus. We will talk today about literature and examples from the experts we have own work on understanding the psychology and combatting loneliness among the elderly communities.

Featuring: Simone Bacchini UK – British Library – Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Working With Older People, Stacy Mittelstaedt – Director of Volunteers for AgingNext, Kristina Conroy – Communication Manager at Harvard Research Kate Shurety UK – Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Sonny Patel – Harvard Fellow & NIH Fogarty Global Health Scholar