Generations Working Together (GWT) (with partners Active Stirling, Sports Heritage Scotland, UK Active and Sporting Heritage) is hosting a 3 year research project taking place from August 2021, and then meeting quarterly.
The aim of the project is to examine how digital resources can be designed and delivered to provide and engage older people in structured activity programmes and improve health and wellbeing. The project team is ready to convene an Older Person’s Reference Group (OPRG) to look at and approve baseline measures.
They are now looking for 2 individuals, aged over 60 years old, to participate in the OPRG.
The research is designed to get a understanding of the barriers older people face in accessing digital resources, what role technology can play in enhancing their participation in digitally-delivered health promotion activities, and what impact being able to be digitally-connected has on health, wellbeing and relationships.
The researchers will work with older people and younger participants living in the community, as well as residents from 12 care homes in Scotland and England. Over the course of the project, the research team will record the different groups’ experiences of digital resources and assistive technologies and will then share their findings with business partners – who are small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – to develop new technologies, product ideas and test design concepts.
Support is available to help all participants get online if needed, including those involved with the OPRG.
To get involved with the OPRG, or for further information, please contact Alison Clyde by phone: 07769629988, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, for further information, visit the GWT website.