VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: EDWIN RAGADIO
Edwin Ragadio is one of our volunteer digital coaches and has a great deal of experience working with older adults who are new to experiencing the digital world. Read Edwin’s training tips on our blog, they are essential in helping ensure that older adults achieve their goal when working with a digital device for the first time.
HOME CONNECT: CONTINUING TO MAKE CONNECTIONS
Over the years, we have collected computers, tablets, and phones that we are now donating to older adults in need. Recently we were alerted of a senior who needed a computer to apply for work and pursue online education. Read how we were able to help older adults like Rich get connected on our blog.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: LAURIE SANCHEZ
Laurie Sanchez, a CTN staff member, has both helped older adults get online and trained volunteers to do the helping. So Laurie was well prepared for the call from her mom needing help with technology. Check out our blog to learn more about their story, which is replicated in the homes of other older adults every day.
INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM EXPANDED
In March, Comcast responded to the COVID-19 crisis by offering two months of free service to qualifying individuals new to their Internet Essentials program. The offer was initially set to expire on June 30, but they have extended it through the end of the year. Learn more about this offer for low-income people on out blog.
CTN DONATES TO GLIDE
CTN’s supporters and partners often provide us with new, upgraded, repurposed or surplus devices to provide to our digital learners. We became aware that GLIDE, a program of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, had a need for devices. Learn more about GLIDE and how CTN assisted on our blog.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: NEXT VILLAGE
Next Village, a CTN training partner in San Francisco, provides services and support to empower their older adult members to live independently in their own homes as they age. Their members were looking for tablets and asked if CTN could assist. Read how CTN turned out to be the perfect resource on our blog.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: CENTER FOR ELDERS’ INDEPENDENCE
The Center for Elders’ Independence provides digital literacy training to their residents through an agreement with CTN. Jannell Mateo Rivas is the lead trainer and is excited about the pending graduation of her first class. Jannell explains how this year’s program looks different from those in the past – read more on our blog.