UNO Plans to Host Conference on Aging & Technology

UNO announced Tuesday that recent advances in gerontechnology are the focus of a conference it plans to hold in October. It will be titled "Aging with Passion & Purpose: Aging Well in the Age of Technology." Right now it is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 21 at UNO, home to Nebraska’s most comprehensive program dedicated to aging.

“Gerontechology is technology in the form of products, services and interventions that enhances the quality and way of life of aging individuals by ensuring good health, full social participation and independent living,” said Melanie Kiper, community service associate in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Center for Public Affairs Research.

The conference will include several notable speakers. It will focus on the revolution of technology through the generations. It will specifically discuss how those 65 and older have been a part of great technological history. Julie Masters, conference chair and chair of the UNO Department of Gerontology said, “They lived during the information evolution from radio to television to microwave ovens to iPhones.”

The conferences primary audience is aging professionals, nursing home and hospital administrators, healthcare providers, service providers, researchers, designers, builders, caregivers, educators and students.

For more information, and to register for the event, click the link below.

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