Free home internet access for kinship caregivers of Philadelphia schoolchildren
PHLConnectED is a City program that provides free internet to Philadelphia K-12 families who need reliable internet service in Philadelphia, including older adults who care for their grandchildren or other young relatives.
Reach out to the older adults in your life during the COVID-19 pandemic
While Philadelphia remains under stay-at-home orders, it is important to stay connected to older adults as it is estimated that between 36% and 42% of all people age 60 and older live alone in the city. During this time, PCA is urging family members and friends to check in with older adults regularly.
Latest technology brings families together
By Mary Anna Rodabaugh
Smartphones, computer tablets and even “smart” speakers make it easier than ever to connect “face-to-face” with loved ones across the country and the world. Technology can bring generations together in surprising ways. By learning how to operate tablets and smart devices, seniors can connect with younger people who might intuitively use the technology.
‘Your favorite grandson’ helps seniors with computer technology
By Linda L. Riley
Lev Saunders is working on becoming everyone’s favorite grandson – the one they can call on when they need help with computers, printers, cell phones or other electronic gadgets.
App helps seniors get online
Generations on Line (GoL), a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors tackle the digital divide, has launched a free application, or “app,” that’s designed to get older adults online more easily by using small, portable computer “tablets.” The app is called Easy Tablet Help for Seniors. It is available both in the Apple App Store and in Google Play. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is collaborating with GoL on behalf of seniors citywide to expand computer tablet training through this new app.