This book provides the latest research and design-based recommendations for how to design and implement a technology training program for older adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The approach in the book concentrates on providing useful best practices for CCRC owners, CEOs, activity directors, as well as practitioners and system designers working with older adults to enhance their quality of life. Educators studying older adults will also find this book useful Although the guidelines are couched in the context of CCRCs, the book will have broader-based implications for training older adults on how to use computers, tablets, and other technologies.
Introduction and purpose. Continuing care retirement communities and the need for technology training. A prototype study. Complexities of and best practices for implementing technology training in continuing care retirement communities. Value of technology training. Recruiting and retaining older adults in technology training programs. Training decisions. Current needs for technological access and use in continuing care retirement communities. The future of technology use among older adults in continuing care retirement communities. Conclusions and final thoughts. Bibliography. Appendix. Index.