Activities to keep seniors
lucid, learning and linked
Characteristics of kiosk usersCreativity
Older Australians and the Internet; Bridging the Digital Divide
September 2011 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre
INTERNET USE CAN HELP WARD OFF DEPRESSION AMONG ELDERLY
Tom Oswald, Shelia Cotten
DEPRESSION is a serious health issue among older adults. Late-life
depression affects ... nearly 8% of the aged population..
However, new research ... found that Internet use among the elderly
can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.
“That’s a very strong effect,” said Shelia Cotten
“And it all has to do with older persons being able to communicate,
to stay in contact with their social networks, and just not feel
In addition to bereavement, disability/health declines, and prior
depression ....... risk factors for depression in older adults
include social isolation, decreased social contact, and lack of
Using the Internet can help to reduce social isolation, loneliness,
and depression, as well as enhance social support among older
adults ...social contact, social connectedness, and greater
satisfaction with that contact .
Games – Monopoly, word games-crosswords, text
News from homecountry
Youtube vids ...dancing, music, crime mysteries
Google Earth –places been
Genealogy - Mundia
Reminiscing – dementia...where in England...industry
in area....pottery chamber pot..
Part of Lifestyle program...client-centred