Technology for Experiential Learning
Despite the common assumption that older adults are against new technology due to the unfamiliarity, Mary-Kate notes that her staff finds that most of their residents involved in RUI are open to using technology. It’s simply something that needs to be properly introduced, and taught so that they feel comfortable using it. They want to use it, they just need to be shown how.
She notes that by having her staff using the technology themselves, and introducing it in a fun way, like with a silent disco, it becomes less intimidating and they quickly become excited to use it.