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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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05-04-2020 08:31 AM

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.

05-04-2020 07:59 AM

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

05-04-2020 07:38 AM

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.