Older women are not just consumers, household-buying decision makers and caregivers. According to the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, they are also key drivers of the workforce, especially in the Great Recession.
Are you getting excited for the 2014 Aging in America Conference yet? These AgeBlog posts, all written by AiA14 presenters, offer a sneak peek into some of what you can expect at this year’s event:
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.