The firekeepers: aging considered as a resource

  title={The firekeepers: aging considered as a resource},
  author={John M. Carroll and Gregorio Convertino and Umer Farooq and Mary Beth Rosson},
  journal={Universal Access in the Information Society},
Technology can improve the quality of life for elderly persons by supporting and facilitating the unique leadership roles that elderly play in groups, communities, and other organizations. Elderly people are often organizational firekeepers. They maintain community memory, pass on organizational practices, and ensure social continuity. This paper reports studies of several essential community roles played by elderly community members—including the role of volunteer community webmaster—and… CONTINUE READING
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