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“Status quo led us to a place where, when a pandemic hit, seniors were most impacted,” said Abid Virani, COO of accessibility testing platform Fable, in a Future of Good digital conversation last week.
The status quo he was referring to is the way North American culture views and takes care of older people — largely, speakers on the panel agreed, by keeping them separate from the rest of their communities. That’s resulted in older Canadians experiencing widespread social isolation and loneliness, the very experience organizations that work across generations want to avoid.
We asked the three digital conversation speakers: Coming out of the pandemic, how can the social impact world foster deeper intergenerational connections? Here’s what they told us:
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