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Empowering Elders with Technology

Program taught 230 residents basic computer skills and showed residents new tools for connecting to friends and family, medical providers

TARGET POPULATION
Seniors living in independent affordable communities but could be used for anyone.

FUNDING
California Public Utilities Commission, Foundation funding, support by PEP Housing

OUTCOME DETAILS
We had a professor at Sonoma State University measure the effectiveness of the program and it had a significant impact on reducing social isolation by program participants.

SOCIAL ISOLATION OR CONNECTION MEASURES USED
We used a survey instrument to measure the impact on social isolation.

Organization Type

  • Nonprofit
  • Private
  • Public

Service Area

Northern California

State

  • California

Population Served

  • General Older Population

Outcome

  • Successful

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