The impact of technology on the lives of older people: an exploration of the views of volunteers from the Westgate Foundation

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dc.contributor.advisor Sapouna, Lydia en
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Bernard
dc.contributor.other The Westgate Foundation
dc.contributor.role Civil Society Organization en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-22T12:08:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-22T12:08:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-04
dc.identifier.citation O’Sullivan, B. (2018) The impact of technology on the lives of older people: an exploration of the views of volunteers from the Westgate Foundation. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 50 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9178
dc.description.abstract The topic for this Research was prompted by the findings of previous research carried out by the UCC CARL (Community Academic Research Links) project which recommended some key areas for further research, of which ‘Technology and the Elderly’ was one. Following the success of the CARL project’s use of research volunteers from the Westgate Foundation in Ballincollig, a similar research group was used to interrogate this particular topic (University College Cork, 2017). Westgate Foundation is a community based organisation providing an integrated range of services for older people including daycare, community catering, sheltered housing, transport, social and active retired club, social work and counselling (www.westgatefoundation,ie, 2017). Westgate’s broad cross section of users represent the high degree of heterogeneity that exist within this age group and therefore includes those who have had experience of using technology in their working or personal lives and those who have had none. This research explored the impact of, level of engagement with, the usefulness, advantages and obstacles presented by technology as we age. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CARL Research Reports;72
dc.relation.uri https://www.ucc.ie/en/scishop/rr/
dc.rights ©2018, Bernard O’Sullivan. en
dc.subject Impact of technology en
dc.subject Older people en
dc.subject Westgate Foundation en
dc.subject Technology and the elderly en
dc.title The impact of technology on the lives of older people: an exploration of the views of volunteers from the Westgate Foundation en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.qualificationname Social Work 4th Year en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork en


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