22NTC Session: Digital Inclusion
Senior Planet Community: A Groundbreaking Digital Community for Older Adults
Submitted by: Josh Levitt | Senior Planet from AARP


Senior Planet Community is a new platform created by Senior Planet from AARP to provide older adults ages 60+ with a social networking platform designed specifically by and for seniors. After a difficult year, when the pandemic has increased loneliness and made it much more challenging to connect with each other, the goal of Senior Planet Community is to make it easier for older adults from across the country to not only interact with each other but also deepen engagement and create community. Senior Planet Community is centered around interest groups (i.e. Health and Fitness Groupies, Everything Technology, etc) where older adults can easily engage with like-minded individuals. The difference between Senior Planet Community and other types of social media is its exclusivity to older adults, simple design, absence of ads, moderators, and is run by a nonprofit and therefore trusted.

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • What is Senior Planet Community?
  • How are we creating community for seniors online?
  • How we used a human-centered design approach to create Senior Planet Community?

Target Audience

Inclusive design experts. Those interested in digital inclusion. Those interested in creating community online. Those interested in products for seniors.


March 24, 2022


1:40pm – 2:10pm PST