Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Promote Quality of Life Across Generations through Technology, Building Community and Encouraging Intergenerational Exchange
LinkingAges opens an affordable and compelling window to the world through the Internet for isolated older adults in communal settings. Family ties and friendships are cultivated as participants explore the Internet together. Lifelong learning enables them to pursue interests and hobbies, promoting cognitive stimulation and confirming that vibrant minds and social networks are the key to thriving communities. Oral history projects across generations provide elders the chance to share their stories with youngsters, enhancing socialization and learning across life's continuum.
Our LinkingAges Academy and Touching Lives initiatives provide opportunities for our elders to reconnect with their extended social networks. In a highly mobile, transient society, the Internet, properly introduced and facilitated, brings elders to the world, and the world to elders.