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Geriatr Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;31(6):455-63.

Bridging the Digital Divide for urban seniors: community partnership.

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Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology, College of Nursing, Detroit, MI, USA.


Computers and the Internet offer older adults resources for improving health. For many older adults, the "Digital Divide" (the social, economic, and demographic factors that exist between individuals who use computers and those who do not) is a barrier to taking advantage of these resources. Bridging the Digital Divide by making computers and the Internet more accessible and making online health information more usable for older adults has the potential to improve health of older adults. This article describes a strategy for closing the Digital Divide for urban seniors through the formation of a community- university partnership with the goal of improving health and well-being through the use of online health information.

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