It’s not every day that you can get CEU credits to learn about talking dogs. Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are very serious problems, and in mitigating them, our virtual pet companions are making a very real impact on the well-being of seniors and caregivers alike. We’re excited to be presenting a workshop on this topic at the Aging in America Conference, and we have an outstanding team supporting this presentation and the research behind it:
This article is the second in a series of three columns on aging and technology. The March–April 2014 issue of Aging Today will feature the University of Cincinnati’s Design + Nursing Community Health Collaborative and an Intraprofessional Innovation Collaboratory in its College of Nursing.
Last week we asked if you had made a New Year’s resolution for your work with older adults. Here are some the responses we received:
Increase employment opportunities for older workers 50+
Yes I did! I want to make sure every senior in my rural part of the world has decent housing and someone looking out for them.
Raise more money to add more programs. And not to work so many extra hours. Failed already on that one!