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  1. 1. Older and Online: Making and maintaining connections in Australian rural placesHelen Feist PhD | Deputy DirectorAustralian Population and Migration Research Centre,University of Adelaide Life Impact | The University of Adelaidehelen.feist@adelaide.edu.au
  2. 2. Linking Rural Older People toCommunity through Technology For older adults in rural regions of Australia the issues of distance, accessibility and social connectivity associated with rural living add another dimension to the physical and social challenges associated with ageing
  3. 3. The Information Age
  4. 4. Project OverviewFour Stages of Data Collection: • 2 Paper-based surveys, older community members (n= 859) and community aged care service providers (n=109) • Face-to-face in depth interviews with a subset of community members (n=201) • Pilot study with older people (n=48) •Pilot study with 4 rural aged care service provider organisations
  5. 5. Pilot Study• 48 Participants• Laptop or iPad• 12 months 3G Internet• Regular meetings over 7 months• Informal, self-directed learning• Advice and support available 7 days a week over 12 months
  6. 6. Changes in Comfort Levels Online BankingTelephone Banking Pre-test Post-test Internet Personal Computer/iPad* EFTPOS ATM Mobile Phone Microwave Television 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Percent % Respondents very/moderately comfortable using select new technologies
  7. 7. Changes in Attitude I can see no use for new technologies in my life Pre-test Post-test New technologies are too expensive for me I am too old to learn about new technologies New technology is changing too fast for me to keep up New technologies are too complex for me to use I would use new technologies if they were easier to useI would use new technologies more if my family and friends used them I would use new technologies more if I had more advice and support I would use new technologies more if I had opportunities for training New technologies make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends I use new technologies to make life easier New technologies are very useful to me 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percent
  8. 8. Changes in Attitude I can see no use for new technologies in my life Pre-test Post-test New technologies are too expensive for me I am too old to learn about new technologies New technology is changing too fast for me to keep up New technologies are too complex for me to use I would use new technologies if they were easier to useI would use new technologies more if my family and friends used them I would use new technologies more if I had more advice and support I would use new technologies more if I had opportunities for training New technologies make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends I use new technologies to make life easier New technologies are very useful to me 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percent
  9. 9. Changes in Attitude I can see no use for new technologies in my life Pre-test Post-test New technologies are too expensive for me I am too old to learn about new technologies New technology is changing too fast for me to keep up New technologies are too complex for me to use I would use new technologies if they were easier to useI would use new technologies more if my family and friends used them I would use new technologies more if I had more advice and support I would use new technologies more if I had opportunities for training New technologies make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends I use new technologies to make life easier New technologies are very useful to me 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percent
  10. 10. Changes in Attitude I can see no use for new technologies in my life Pre-test Post-test New technologies are too expensive for me I am too old to learn about new technologies New technology is changing too fast for me to keep up New technologies are too complex for me to use I would use new technologies if they were easier to useI would use new technologies more if my family and friends used them I would use new technologies more if I had more advice and support I would use new technologies more if I had opportunities for training New technologies make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends I use new technologies to make life easier New technologies are very useful to me 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percent
  11. 11. Self-Rated Health 50 45 40 35 30Percent 25 Pre-pilot 20 Post-pilot 15 10 5 0 Excellent/Very Good Fair/Poor Good
  12. 12. Perceptions of Community Connectedness Post-pilot Pre-pilot 75 80 85 90 95 100 Percent % Respondents satisfied with their level of community involvement pre and post pilot 89% say their access to community information has improved72% say their ability to stay in touch with family and friends has improved
  13. 13. Pilot Participant Social Networks 9 months on....• The number if friend ties had increased in social networks by 83%• The number of social network ties kept using the internet and email had increased from 51% to 83%
  14. 14. Pilot Participants 9 months on... Email Internet Games Documents PhotosDaily 55.3 21.3 51.1 8.5 2.12-3 times a 19.1 31.9 14.9 4.3 4.3weekWeekly 10.6 10.6 2.1 4.3 8.5Fortnightly 2.1 4.3 2.1 2.1 6.4As required 2.1 6.4 0.0 6.4 2.1TOTAL 89.4 74.5 70.2 25.5 23.4
  15. 15. Support and Education• Preference for small groups, ideally less than 10• A mix of 1:1 in home training and group meetings• Ongoing informal, ‘drop-in’ approach to support• More formal course for specific programs and applications as proficiency improves
  16. 16. In Conclusion
  17. 17. THANKYOU For more information about this project: Dr. Helen Feist,Australian Population and Migration Research Centre University of Adelaide helen.feist@adelaide.edu.au Life Impact | The University of Adelaide

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