AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, and Carley Ward participated as panelists at the 31st annual Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully, a collaborative project of the MIT Medical Department, the MIT AgeLab, and the MIT Women’s League. Maureen Johnston, Chief of Nursing and Adult Gerontology at MIT Medical, served as a moderator and provided opening remarks.
Samantha Brady provided an overview of a recent AgeLab study on the effect of a national exercise program for older adults on social isolation and loneliness and the benefits to health.
Chaiwoo Lee reviewed findings around technology adoption and use across generations, current technologies being developed to assist older adults including the AgeLab's eHome project, and the viability of smart home technologies to enable successful aging.
Carley Ward spoke about the potential of the sharing economy to support aging in place, and the possibility that sharing economy services might feasibly enable people to carry out their instrumental activities of daily living, replacing or forestalling a move into assisted living facilities.