Update on Arkansas Second Life Cohort

Mather group

The first cohort in the University of Arkansas study “Older Persons Participation in Second Life: Implications for Well-being” has completed their eight-week session. eXtension provided technical assistance and training, as well as a home location for the project. Their activities were chronicled in this video.

The study is looking at the effect of activity in the social virtual world of Second Life on the psychosocial well being in persons over the age 60. Subjects from Arkansas CareLink senior centers are recruited to participate. The study is funded by the Mather Institute on Aging.