COVID-19 vs Social Isolation: the Impact Technology can have on Communities, Social Connections and Citizens

By Hannah R Marston posted 04-10-2020 06:41 AM

  
Hello,

I wrote the following piece for the Ageing Issues (The British Society of Gerontology) blog which you may find interesting.

"COVID-19 vs Social Isolation: the Impact Technology can have on Communities, Social Connections and Citizens"

https://ageingissues.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/covid-19-vs-social-isolation-the-impact-technology-can-have-on-communities-social-connections-and-citizens/?fbclid=IwAR1sUsffKNd_G5u6d_oc0Z56u4Es7HyoCJYKr0qSnqFxX68pD3PY5JaSl7g

Best wishes,

Hannah R. Marston PhD
Research Fellow
Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area
The Open University, UK
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23 days ago

Excellent! Thank you for sharing. I will take a look and circulate. Our survey is more regional in nature. I would love the opportunity to discuss in the near future.

23 days ago

Cassandra,

Thank you for your comment and for highlighting the work at the respective University.

I am currently leading an international study focusing on Technology, Self-Isolation, health, wellbeing and Leisure Activities, during the pandemic. More information can be found here: https://healthwellbeing.kmi.open.ac.uk/covid-19-technology-social-connections-loneliness-leisure-activities/

This study is growing rapidly with many colleagues across utilizing their networks. 

Good luck with your study - the results will be very interesting. 

Best wishes,

Hannah

23 days ago

Hannah, 

Thank you for writing such an insightful article! This is very timely indeed. The Center for Alzheimer's Aging and Community Health at North Carolina A&T State just launched survey examining the  impact of COVID on isolation and loneliness.