Panel to discuss technology’s impact on communication across generations

By Patrick Lynn

The public is invited to a discussion on bridging the communication gap between older adults and tech-savvy youth.

Hosted by the Mid-StatePhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the “More Tech—Less Talk” panel discussion was inspired by research from Dwayne Corry, PTK vice president of scholarship and IT Software Developer and Business Management student, and Jose Perez, PTK co-president and Business Management student.

The multigenerational panel will represent a variety of experiences and expertise in the community, as they explore whether we are losing touch across the generations as technology and its constant distractions increasingly dominate our lives, conversations, and way of life and how we can reconnect with the voice of the “wise elder.”

Refreshments are provided, and the audience will be able to participate in a question-and-answer period after the panel discussion.

Panelists include students from area high schools and college programs, a retired teacher and a representative from the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Find more information and the full list of panel participants at www.mstc.edu/ptkpanel.

The free panel will be open to the public on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 634 at the Mid-State Stevens Point campus, 1001 Center Point Dr.