American Society on Aging featured Community Living Campaign’s involvement in the SF Connected program and their mission to help older adults and people with disabilities build connections especially in their community.
The American Society on Aging is “an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families” – ASA. Community Living Campaign (CLC) has been part of San Francisco’s initiative to bridge the digital divide since the initial federal BTOP grant. CLC along with other community based organizations collaborated with Department of Aging and Adult Services to provide free access and support to computers and technology training. Digital access is rapidly progressing as an essential resource for older adults especially when communicating with doctors, applying for benefits, and combating social and linguistic isolation through online communities and interactions.
Read more about CLC’s involvement in getting everyone connected by navigating to the full article here: http://asaging.org/blog/boldly-go-online-empowering-elders-connect-socially-technology