Can Tech Reduce Social Isolation?

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Members agreed that social isolation is a distinct hazard of aging in place, especially alone. And even with a caregiver, broader social stimulation is an essential element of overall health and well-being. Is tech the answer?

The discussion touched on:

  • How caregivers can help - or be a part of the problem
  • Using tech to connect to others
  • Apps to get a person out (ridesharing)
  • Village Membership

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from Commonwealth Club circle discussion May 4th, 2015.


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Key words: 
social isolation, companionship, software. communication