Technology – Senate Committee Holds Briefing on Aging and Social Isolation

On April 27, the Senate Committee on Aging sponsored a briefing entitled, “Aging Without Community: the Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness.” The hearing examined the consequences that social isolation and loneliness can have on older adults and those with disabilities as well as highlighting resources and programs to reduce and prevent isolation. One of the panelists, Richard Creech of Harrisburg, PA, discussed how technology can help maintain and enhance interpersonal relationships. Mr. Creech, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, offered his testimony using an augmentative communication device. Watch the archived briefing on theCommittee’s website.

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