In this second edition of the Insight series on aging well, the Aging Well think tank outlines factors that impact our ability to age well. Retaining our independence and staying engaged with family, friends and community are key in maintaining quality of life through transitions
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The Insight Series aims to share the work-in-progress of the think tanks operating within The Philips Center for Health & Well-being. Through illustrating a snapshot or a concept, they are aimed at stimulating discussion and debate around critical challenges in improving health & well-being worldwide.
More people like to stay in their own homes as they age. Technology can make this happen but barriers to adopt these technologies persist. An expert roundtable addressed these barriers.
Experts attending the “Aging Well Working Session Series” outlined the steps needed to remove the barriers that prevent seniors from using technology to help them age in the setting they most prefer.
Lack of infrastructure, services, tools and resources make aging difficult. However, great strides are possible if technology can be developed with the needs and desires of aging Americans in mind.
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