Yesterday, October 1st was International Elderly People’s Day – and the 30th anniversary of this United Nations-launched event (read more here). The pandemic, according to this report from Foreign politics The magazine with AARP (read it here) about human rights and the elderly sheds new light on the current problems of aging around the world … and a new one: connectivity.
“Such isolation reinforces the need for better connectivity between older adults. Digital technologies offer tremendous potential for minimizing the isolation risks associated with COVID-19 and have benefits for various facets of the lives of older adults, including improving independent living, expanding economic participation, and improving access to and quality of health and safety Social services. “
Senior Planet and Olate Adults Technology Services (OATS) plan to take action to improve connectivity for the elderly in our year ahead Aging linked Initiative. Aging linked is a national campaign with the ambitious goal of connecting one million older adults to the Internet. Sign up here for the latest news on this new project from OATS, as well as related services and tools for digital literacy. Ask? Send them over here.
In the meantime, here is a short video about aging around the world and some wise words from centenarians.