The Impact of Online Social Community Platforms on The Elderly Daily Activities: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Farhat Adbelrjal et al.


  Background: Social integration can satisfy human’s needs of being loved and wanted and so
communication with other people like family and friends is very important. Online social communities
can have a positive effect on elder people, especially those in the retirement age group and above.
Objective: To investigates the current-state-of-the-art of the online social community platform for the
elderly and its effect on the elderly people’s daily activities.
Method: A Systematic Literature Review (SLR) method is conducted to collect and review studies.
Following a predefined review procedure, we identified 31 literature papers within the years 2015-
2019 present research on online social communities for the elders. We analysed and classified the
papers based on its themes and purpose, to understand the current state-of-the-art focus. This study
further carves out the grey area in the domain with offers a related discussion and conclusions.