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RERC on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities

the university of illinois at urbana-champaign

An interdisciplinary collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Su Jin talks to a service coordinator at the TechSAge community partner booth


July 19th, 2019 –Su Jin Lee and Sarah Melgen represented TechSAge at the 2019 Georgia Service Coordinator Summer Symposium. Hosted at Lutheran Towers in Atlanta, the symposium brought together service coordinators that support over 15,000 older adults and people with disabilities across the state. The team shared opportunities for residents to get involved in TechSAge research.

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Featured Article:

Social media can be a great way for older adults to stay connected with others and engaged in media, entertainment, and more. What factors promote & inhibit the acceptance of social media among older adults? In this new article, CREATE Center and TechSAge researchers found that concerns about privacy, security, and content play an important role. Read the full article, Understanding the use and non-use of social communication technologies by older adults: A qualitative test and extension of the UTAUT model, featured in Gerontechnology.

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Team Spotlight:

Jacob Sosnoff’s professional background and training are in motor control and gerontology. His current research focuses on predictors, consequences, and prevention of walking, mobility and balance impairments in clinical populations including individuals with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and older adults.  He is also founder and Director of the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic at the University of Illinois. Outside of his research, Jake enjoys family time with his wife, three sons, and pet dogs.  Learn more about Jacob.

TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90REGE0006-01-00 ).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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