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Addressing challenges and opportunities for those aged 50+ using social media

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Pictured, from left, was Aine Phealan, ISAX, Dr. Sarah Beecham, LERO, Gary Thompson, IBM and Prof. Ita Richardson, LERO.
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Irish research programme to investigate if new social media platform can address challenges and opportunities for those aged 50+

  • Lero programme seeks volunteers aged 50+ to participate
  • “More than a LinkedIn, Facebook or online water cooler for all aged 50+”

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, IBM Ireland and ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) have announced a two year research programme which could result in a new social media platform which would allow older people to offer and receive volunteer services, make new friends and interact. The Science Foundation Ireland supported initial research programme is valued at an estimated €116,400.

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