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Seniors are especially vulnerable to social isolation since advancing age is normally accompanied by major life changes. An additional factor that plays an increasingly important role is the increased use of technology in our society. According to a blog post by the MSW @USC—the online master of social work program at the University of Southern California—titled, “Understanding and Combating Social Isolation in the Digital Age,” Robert Weiss, a licensed clinical social worker, outlines how technology can be both a help and a hindrance for older adults.
When it comes to maintaining connections with younger generations, Weiss writes that older adults often feel left out and undervalued, since young people rarely use traditional forms of communication—like writing a letter or picking up the phone. Instead, they primarily use technology to communicate with others, a dynamic that seniors may not understand. In addition, he highlights how digital fluency plays a role in social isolation, since it’s something that many seniors may not possess: “For others…usually older individuals who are not as knowledgeable about or comfortable with digital connectivity, feelings of isolation and disconnection may set in,” Weiss writes.