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Virginia County Explores How Technology Can Help Aging Population

Virginia County Explores How Technology Can Help Aging Population

It’s clear that a majority of people want to remain independent as they age and now technology can help them do so. As a Northern Virginia resident and an employee of AARP, I was drawn to a recent local event titled “Can Technology Help Older Arlingtonians Age Independently?”

The event was the fourth installment of Arlington County’s Digital Destiny campaign which seeks to explore the impact of the Digital Revolution on defined aspects of life for the county and its residents.

This session featured Arlington county employees, local residents and aging experts discussing tech trends likely to have the greatest impact on older Americans.

Speakers included:

  • Amy Doherty, Chief Information Officer and AARP
  • Brittany Weinberg, Director of Community Engagement,Aging2.0

Doherty discussed three emerging trends and how they can apply to aging independently:

  1. Leveraging virtual reality to…

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