Yesterday, October 1, marked the International Day of Older People – and the 30th anniversary of this event created by the UN (read more here). The pandemic, according to this report from Foreign Policy the magazine with AARP (read this) on human rights and older people, sheds new light on ongoing issues in aging worldwide … and a new one: accession.
“Such isolation reinforces the need for greater connectivity between older adults, with digital technologies that have enormous potential to minimize isolation risks associated with COVID-19 and have benefits for several aspects of older adults’ lives, including improving independent living, increased financial participation and improve access to and quality of health care services. ”
Senior Planet and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) plans to take action to manage connectivity for older people in our upcoming Aging connected initiative. Aging connected is a national campaign with an ambitious goal of connecting one million older adults to the Internet. Sign up here to get the latest news on this new project from OATS, plus related service offerings and tools for building digitally savvy. Questions? Send them here.
In the meantime, here̵7;s a look at short video about aging all over the world and some wise words from centenarians.