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Enhancing AGEncy

Understanding the Potential for Older Adults’ Use of
Digital Technology


Seniors looking at laptop

This project explores how older adults experience videoconferencing on digital devices address age-related sensory, cognitive, and mobility challenges in order to enhance health outcomes through enhanced social connectedness. Using a multi-method approach (quantitative and qualitative data), we will determine the impact of digital connectedness on social isolation among older adults in Montreal.


Researchers

  • Shannon Hebblethwaite
  • Co-researchers:
    • Karen Li
    • Aaron Johnson,
    • Natalie Phillips
    • Kim Sawchuk
    • Naj Mahani
    • Caitlin Murphy (post-doctoral fellow)
Funding
  • TELUS Health
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