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Activities and games for seniors

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  1. 1. Image courtesy learning-mind
  2. 2. Activities to keep seniors lucid, learning and linked
  3. 3. Characteristics of kiosk usersCreativity Initiative Support Interest Depressed Isolated time available Limited mobility Culture confidence Activity level Networks Responsibility Community groups Community involvement Travel Choices Background Experiences Talents sharing attitudes
  4. 4. from Older Australians and the Internet; Bridging the Digital Divide September 2011 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre
  5. 5. Activities from the field brainstorm
  6. 6. Working with machine’s not judgmental Keepbrainactive after stroke.. No muscles!Enhance things... ebay, facebook, Amazon ‘Lost without it!’ using computers- quotes
  7. 7. Keep brain active..plastic Quality of life
  8. 8. From Older Australians and the Internet; Bridging the Digital Divide September 20 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre
  9. 9. Ways from depression
  10. 10. 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 lonely.” 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 emotional support... Using the Internet can help to reduce social isolation, loneliness, and depression, as well as enhance social support among older adults contact, social connectedness, and greater satisfaction with that contact .
  11. 11. Reflections
  12. 12. Stories Games – Monopoly, word games-crosswords, text twist. Rummkub Web search News from homecountry Youtube vids ...dancing, music, crime mysteries Google Earth –places been Channels-exercise Pinterest Genealogy - Mundia Reminiscing – dementia...where in England...industry in area....pottery chamber pot.. Part of Lifestyle program...client-centred
  13. 13. Connecting... ...collaborating
  14. 14. Youtube videos for things of interest
  15. 15. Online Exercise programs
  16. 16. Images courtesy of en_wikipedia Still watching...listening...remembering
  17. 17. Dementia : computer-generated forest ... of environments to beaches and holiday-themed scenes
  18. 18. Thanks for your participation Georgina Nou