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Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau:    Administration on Aging
Account:    Aging services programs (75-0142)
Certifying Official:    Director, Budget and Finance
Contact Information:    http://WWW.HHS.GOV   202-720-3210
Enhancing Life Satisfaction for Older Adults.

1 recipient will receive $99,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: N/A
Description: College Misericordia will conduct the second of a two-part complimentary study that focuses on the ways in which the Internet can enhance life satisfaction for institutionalized older adults. The first study involved 10 seniors with physical and/or sensory impairments and twenty seniors without such impairments who will receive specially designed training and then use the Internet to determine its impact on their levels of cognition, depression, and social isolation. The second study will test 120 able-bodied seniors on information access using a standard website and comparing that to a website re-designed according to Section 508 and W3C standards. Together, the two studies will examine the potential impact of Internet/e-mail communication use by older people who are depressed and socially isolated, and the impact that website design has on older people's accessibility to the Internet.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
College Misericordia (065646341) $99 Program Innovations Private Educational Institution
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA
  Comment: N/A
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: P.L. 108-447, H. Rept. 108-792
Citation Excerpt: College Misericordia, Dallas, PA

Citation Comment: N/A

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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