Social Media May Help Our Oldest Adults

“Adults over 80 who use information and communication technology are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research.” … “‘These are different life stages, and they come with their own sets of challenges,’ Sims said (lead author of research paper published in Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences). ‘At 65, people are typically entering retirement, and are likely still socially engaged. For those over 80, people typically begin to face more and more health problems, which may prevent them from engaging with others as often as they would like’” and social media may aid in staying and feeling connected. (Via Science Blog)

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