It could be something as simple as a run away script or learning how to better use E-utilities, for more efficient work such that your work does not impact the ability of other researchers to also use our site.To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected] Research Center finds 67 percent of adults ages 65 and older say they go online, with about one-third saying they use social networking sites. Michigan State University studied more than 3,000 retired adults and found that using the internet reduced their probability of developing depression by more than 30 percent. In that same Pew Research Center survey, 34 percent of senior internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks.
Loneliness can increase stress levels and, therefore, chances of disease in older adults.Eisenstein enthusiastically describes the regular group meetings with participants: “They chime in with meaningful and thoughtful responses to questions that provide great information to our eldercare research.” Lieberman Center resident and Bureau of Sages’ participant Nancy Weinberg notes, “There is a free exchange of ideas and acceptance of them.” Eisenstein adds: “Just because you’re moving into a nursing home doesn’t mean that you’re invisible—that you’ve lost your ‘voice’ or interest in feeling heard.” Another participant, Sherri Persin, weighs in on the importance of including older adults more directly in the research process, “Being old is not an ugly or terrible thing. We need to speak for ourselves.” Weekly breakout discussion groups and larger quarterly retreats are held at Lieberman Center.Another group of older adults who have difficulty traveling from their homes have also been interacting with researchers and residents through technology powered by a former CJE video-chat program called the Virtual Senior Center.When it comes to eldercare research, whose opinion matters the most?Until recently, research on and about older adults has been devoid of a key component: the perspectives of the older adults themselves.I don’t know about you, but I have somehow become tech support for various friends and family, but I’m not complaining!