Working to Connect Older Adults – Stanford Center on Longevity

Broadband Access, Devices and Training National nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is using a $3 million investment from The Humana Foundation to launch Aging Connected, a consortium for accessible internet connections for older adults. Aging Connected will focus on getting at least 1,000,000 older adults online by June of 2022, particularly those in marginalized communities. The consortium will include technology companies, nonprofit senior services providers, and public sector agencies. Earlier this year, OATS’ Senior Planet program worked with the New York City Housing Authority and private companies to deliver 10,000 internet-connected tablets, along with a year of free tech support, to older adults living alone in public housing throughout the City.

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