Do you use social media?
Do you have an older friend or relative that uses social media?
Do you help or support another adult to use social media?
Does someone help or support you to use social media?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consider taking 5 minutes to complete this short survey (https://survey.napier.ac.uk/n/smp.aspx) on how (and if) people help older adults to use social media.
This research is being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University and is funded by the Carnegie Trust Foundation. (Estimated time commitment: 5 minutes.)
Also: Please do share on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, or anywhere else, if you can!
Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.
If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at email@example.com. Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)
You can read more about Frances’ research here (http://www.francesryanphd.com/2019/02/study-participants-wanted) or contact Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
When: Tuesday 23 January at 7.00pm Continue reading
(Adapted from an email from Dr Ryan Woolrych)
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A study has commenced exploring how neighourhood can better support older adults to live at home and in their communities.
Give the rapid growth of ageing populations in many cities, the importance of developing appropriate design interventions to enable active and healthy lifestyles for older residents is more urgent than ever.
Place-making with older adults: Towards age-friendly communities is a three year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be exploring how older adults experience the communities they live in.
We will be working closely with older adults, local government, service providers, community organisations and pracitioners to deliver policy and practice recommendations to support the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities.
As part of the work we are looking to speak to anybody over the age of 60 who currently lives in Leith. Please contact Dr Ryan Woolrych on email@example.com or by telephone on 0131 451 3899 or 07957 406677 to hear more about the project or to participate in the research.
Please also visit our website on http://placeage.org/en or join us on Twitter @placeage.