Special Issues

Past Special Issues:

Post-pandemic Digital Realities of Older Adults

Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the integration of technology into the lives and physical environments of people globally, while it has highlighted the disparities and digital inequities within our society. Technology use reinforces classical inequalities between rich and poor, majority and minorities, old and young. This in turn for some people has resulted in mixed experiences since 2020, they have been able to work from home, be more productive, while for many more, the sense of loneliness, and social isolation has increased greatly. Post-pandemic digital realities re-shape the discussion on the overcome ability and the belief in a successful adoption of the digital technologies later in life, also about the obstacles and challenges associated with the sustained use of technology, as for example the technostress and issues regarding privacy and surveillance. For older adults in particular the new digital spectrum raises issues regarding attitudes and technology awareness, self-trust and the mitigation between online and offline activities.

“Feature Papers “Age-Friendly Cities & Communities: State of the Art and Future Perspectives””

For a full list and access to existing published papers in this special issue can be found here.

van Hoof, J., & Marston, H.R. (2021). Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Editorial. IJERP; 18(4), 1644, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041644.

Marston, H.R., & van Hoof, J. (2021). Age-friendly cities and communities of the 21st Century. Ageing Issues Blog, 9th February 2021.


The Aging and Technology Special Collection

Aging and Technology in the journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.