Initial Findings of the "Connectivity, Place and Elective Belonging: Community and later life" project

This paper presents preliminary findings and a summary of the work undertaken as part of an AHRC funded review of the literature addressing community, connectivity and later life. Two key theme areas were addressed; ‘Social networks and later life’ and ‘The impact of Information and communication technologies (ICT) on community and older people’. In addition to a literature review the project team organised a series of workshops and symposia bringing together researchers, scholars, practitioners, and people from industry and the third sector undertaking work in these fields to discuss concepts, methods, research findings, future research ideas and to present working papers.