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Older Adults Resent, Fear the ‘Digital Divide’

Friday, January 5, 2018
decorative computer screen

Use of communication technologies, such as the Internet and smartphones, have changed the way that we interact with each other. Many of us benefit from being able to…

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Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016
elderly woman at computer

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

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New Technology May Help Elderly Stay in Their Homes

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Mi Zhang with WiFi device

Can Grandma’s WiFi system alert you that it’s time to check on her? A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Michigan State University to explore…

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Age Related Research at MSU

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Professor Clare Luz provides an overview of research being conducted at MSU that relates to the aging population.

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Technology, Aging and Health

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shelia Cotten provides insight on the technological challenges faced by the elderly today as well as technology that could be leveraged by or to serve the elderly.

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Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the ‘Digital Divide’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One way to help the elderly cross what’s known as the “digital divide” is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking…

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$1.2 Million Nursing Grant Helps Older Adults Stay Home for Care

Monday, November 3, 2014
Bott Building home of College of Nursing

The College of Nursing has been awarded a $600,000, three-year grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation through its Innovations in Care program. In addition, the state…

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