(eng)agingproject is run by Active Aging Center (AAC), a non-governmental organizationwhich develops 
projects focused on improving life of elderly - “Happy Senior” and “Good Investment”, in cooperation 
with KEYNOTEwellestablished consultancy. 

The program can be also browsed on the Sched phone appsearch for engaging2021.  

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Wednesday, February 10 • 14:10 - 14:30
Loneliness and Well-being: a Role of Using Email and Social Media

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Contact with the social network using email or social media can positively contribute to older adults’ perceived well-being, and also, in part, by alleviating loneliness. However, there still is a high rate of older adults who rarely use email or social media to connect with their social networks. Because face-to-face social contact and support are restricted during the pandemic outbreak, using digital technology or online communities, as a means to communicate with family members and friends, has become more prevalent, or even essential for older adults. Public health authorities and health education should prioritize policies that provide necessary digital infrastructure and digital behavior intervention in order to help older adults better develop the skills and knowledge and increase competence in using communicative technology and smart devices.

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Alexandre Sidorenko

Expert in International Policy on Ageing, Chairman of (eng)aging! Steering Committee

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Sunwoo Lee

Research Associate, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University
Sunwoo Lee (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic. Dr. Lee has grounded her research activity in social and behavioral research on aging in the context of leisure activity, quality of life outcomes, and social... Read More →

Wednesday February 10, 2021 14:10 - 14:30 CET