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UN International Day of Older Persons

The French Hospital are celebrating the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on the 1 October 2021 – the theme this year is digital equity for older people. Digital technologies refer to a wide range of new technologies ranging from the internet, mobile phones, and all the other tools to collect, store, analyse, and share information digitally. With so much technology in such a rapidly changing environment, it can be really tough to keep up with what is available, where, how and the impact it will have.

The UN are developing their Digital Agenda, to ensure that no one is left behind. The Agenda is based on the ideals of inclusiveness and shared prosperity for older people and Member States pledged to leave no one behind and to endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.

We are working with AgeUK Medway so that Residents here can access Sparko TV – a new interactive TV channel that connects older adults to local activities and services, family and friends. An important communication tool for Residents here to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

United Nations International Day of Older Persons