Addressing loneliness and social isolation amongst older adults in rural districts through technology

Policy Brief on loneliness and social isolation amongst older adults

• Loneliness and social isolation in rural districts is a key concern for older adults.

• Loneliness has long-term social, health and financial impacts.

• Information and communication technology offers the potential to support strategies to alleviate loneliness and social isolation.

• Technology can be a mean to build in social connectedness.

• Special attention must be drawn on the inclusion of less experienced technology users and non-users.

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