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Since 2012 we have explored, with Nominet Trust and then Age Action Alliance, the importance of digital technology for older people, particularly in relation to personal wellbeing and the challenges of loneliness and social isolation. Those explorations led to two reports, and proposals for a learning network.
We helped design and run a major simulation, hosted by the Centre, at which 50 people from the ageing field played through how digital tech and network thinking could benefit older people, represented by six personas.
We have developed:
We held a networking event in London on July 28 2015. Report here
The blog posts, papers, simulations and proposals cover action at three levels:
Policy and funding
During the first phase of the exploration, into technology for Ageing Better Innovation, we identified some key challenges to address:
The challenges were developed following discussion of a set of provocations. The key themes were also reflected in a symposium organised by the South East England Forum on Ageing, as you can see in this blog post.
We generated some ideas to meet the challenges, and gathered reports, research and other resources, and produced a report in Februrary 2015.
Here's the exploration September 2014 - March 2015 in detail