Did you know?
- 51% of people 75 and older live alone.
- Research shows a 26% increased risk of death due to subjective feeling of loneliness.
- 6 million adults 65 and older have a disability that prevents them from leaving their homes without help.
- Research from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 43% of older adults report feelings of loneliness.
Research also shows that technology can help combat loneliness and isolation in older adults.
Join us this month as Jane Ratliff of BH Technology, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of seniors in Greater Atlanta, will explain how using today’s technology can help seniors enjoy a happier, healthier, and longer life. We’ll learn how BH Technology instructors get older adults to feel comfortable with, and engage in using, “new-fangled devices,” like PCs and smart phones, and apps like Facebook and Instagram. We’ll talk about the challenges of content management and curriculum maintenance with an all-volunteer workforce. And Jane will show us a few tricks that even those of us who deal with technology daily may not know that our phones can do.
1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 250
(The outer building doors lock at 6:00. STC Atlanta will have someone available to let you in.)
Networking 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Program starts at 6:30 pm