Royal Roads Students Study
Impact Of Social Media On Seniors

Hatley_Castle CHEK TV: Royal Roads students spent the last four weeks providing computer tutorials to four elderly adults at a seniors’ residence in Langford to find out if those participating actively online feel less lonely and more connected to the world, friends and family. The pair also interviewed Dr. Fiona Manning, a physician who works at a unique practice in Victoria that offers home visits to elderly patients, and who provided commentary on the potential emotional, social and cognitive benefits of engaged computer use. Now they are hoping others want to help put together a program that would invite high school students to volunteer, to help seniors learn how social media can keep them connected and improve their daily lives. More info