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Multigenerational families stay connected with PHLConnectED

PHLConnectED provides free, high-speed internet, digital skills training and tech support to Philadelphia K-12 caregivers who need reliable internet service, including older adults who care for their grandchildren or other young relatives.

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Navigating online grocery and food delivery services

By Mary Anna Rodabaugh Technology has changed the way many people shop. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online and mobile delivery services are now more popular than ever. These services bring food and other necessary items right to your doorstep. While convenience and safety are the major benefits for anyone who uses home delivery […]

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Advancements in telehealth: Counseling goes hi-tech

Telehealth can be beneficial in all areas of physical and mental health care. It allows patients and health care professionals to connect for advice, education, intervention and monitoring without having to be in the same physical location.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Need help accessing the internet, technology? Call these helplines

Philadelphians who need help accessing the internet and technology can contact six digital navigator organizations in Philadelphia for free.

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You can try technology devices for free

The TechOWL Program at Temple University allows older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania to help overcome the cost barrier to find the right equipment or assistive device for their needs.

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Engage at home: Senior centers host remote events

Many of Philadelphia’s senior centers are offering activities, events and things to do remotely during the pandemic. Many of the centers funded by PCA offer a broad array of ways to socialize, learn and stay connected through phone, mail, social media and videochat.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The benefits, drawbacks of telehealth for seniors

The number of telehealth claims for services and procedures has grown exponentially since the pandemic began. Here’s what seniors need to know to use it successfully.

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