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Dr. Elisabeth Mestheneos « Hellenic Forum 2015

Mestheneos_150x150 Dr. Elisabeth Mestheneos

  Founder Member

  50Plus Hellas

  

  liz.mestheneos@gmail.com


Short Bio

2006-2015 Founder Member 50Plus Hellas
NGO – not for profit company.
M.D.,SEXTANT Group Research and Consultancy. Not for Profit Company..
Relocated to National School of Public Health , Athens 1990-2006 Extensive research in EU programmes e.g.iCare4EU (chronic care), EUROFAMCARE "Services for Supporting Family Carers of Older People in Europe: Characteristics, Coverage and Usage" SOSTRIS - (Social Strategies in a Risk Society) programme National Research Coordinator , SEXTANT Group, collaborative European research managed by the University of East London, U.K. for E.C. DG XII, 4th Framework, Targetted Social and Economic Research, European Foundation – studies of family care and of older workers;AGE-Platform Europe – Council member 2002-2014; Member Expert / Task Forces since 2006; Board Member 2005-11. President 2008-2011. HAGG – Hellenic Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics. Administrative Board as Vice President. 2012-International Federation on Ageing –Board Member 2008-2014, Vice President for the European Region, 2011-14 Elected to new Greek EIP-AHA NGO to serve as Board member 2015.


Presentation Title: ICT for ageing - perspectives of older people for increasing adoption of technology for ageing


Abstract

The utility of ICT from older people’s perspectives depends on its functionality, ease of use and accessibility, support and maintenance, and cost. An inadequate understanding of the needs of the heterogenous group called “older people” suggests the importance of good market research. The most needy and dependent are hard to reach. Mainstreaming ICT products and services as far as possible is critical to their wider take up.


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