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

Pictured, from left, was Aine Phealan, ISAX, Dr. Sarah Beecham, LERO, Gary Thompson, IBM and Prof. Ita Richardson, LERO.
Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media

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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Annual Report 2016

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-11-57-43ISAX are delighted to present the annual report for our inaugural year, 2016.

We have made great strides in our first year including gaining 24 members from leading businesses, academic institutions and government agencies.

ISAX is quickly becoming the go-to expert in the older consumer and population ageing we hope to continue this momentum in 2017.

Download our annual report below:


ISAX CEO Anne Connolly talking about mature entrepreneurs on Newstalk’s Down to Business