16 people are interested
Senior Tablet Program and Technology Assistance
ORGANIZATION: Tompkins County Office for the Aging
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16 people are interested
Tompkins County Office for the Aging is looking for kind, friendly, dependable volunteers who are able to teach basic technology to assist our Tompkins County aging population, aged 60 and above, in learning how to navigate the world of technology on their smart phones, tablets, laptops and computers. This volunteer program came about during the COVID pandemic, as we saw a rise in Seniors that were socially isolated and lonely, and unconnected family, friends, and the world.
There are two ways we provide this service:
-Project CARE Friendly Visitor Program: This program matches Seniors with a volunteer who makes weekly friendly visits and assists them in navigating technology on their own devices.
-Senior Planet Tablet Project: Provides income eligible Tompkins County Seniors with a tablet and one year of connectivity. Volunteers assist participants in the program in learning how to navigate their tablet and meet benchmarks, such as email, downloading an app, telehealth, virtual visits, and much more, at their learning ability.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Tompkins County Office for the Aging
214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, NY 14850, US
The mission of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging is to assist older adults and persons with long term care needs to live independently in their homes and communities with quality of life and dignity.
Project CARE is a volunteer program serving frail or isolated seniors in their homes. Volunteers provide companionship, respite for caregivers, or help with household chores and errands.
The Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program is a volunteer program to advocate for residents in long term care facilities and promote change in the long term care system. Trained and certified long term care ombudsmen work with residents, families, and staff in long term care facilities in order to resolve residents' specific concerns.
214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St.Ithaca, NY 14850
August 7, 2023
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Reading Comprehension
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We ask that volunteers commit to 2 hours per week.
- A desire to assist and visit our aging seniors.