Seniors work to close tech gap - Spokesman.com - Nov. 27, 2011: "
From a sociological standpoint, people who don’t connect through social media, email, video chats and smartphones risk social isolation and decreased activity as they age.
Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer has looked at the issue and agrees.
“Older adults need to adopt technology because, to me, those in their 80s who use the Web seem more alert and engaged,” Langer said.
But, she added, “it’s not clear whether more tech use is the cause or the effect of being more active.”"
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