Technology has become a vital part of our everyday life but not for seniors and they often feel left behind. In an effort to bridge the digital divide for seniors, the TechHeroes program fosters increase mental health, and aptitude through supported and effective use of technology.
TechHeroes has been granted year 2 funding to continue the work of Bloomington Stories. We are partnering with Bloomington community clients to Bridge the Digital Divide with new innovative, timely and creative projects. Stay Tuned . . . Interested in supporting the mission . . . "Bridging the Digital Divide, through compassion, innovation and creative solutions." firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Bloomington for receiving TechHeroes! Currently serving the needs of Elders at Bell Trace Community Living in Bloomington, Every Sunday 1-3pm @ 2749 East Covenanter Drive, Bloomington, IN Now Open to the Public 2nd Sundays!
Bridging the Digital Divide
Celia watches on as her granddaughter and son show her family Facebook pages and photos.
The original program was developed in Palo Alto, California at Sunrise Senior Center. Seed funding through Dr. Zimbardo and Heroic Imagination Project, and a generous donation. I was so inspired by the mission of HIP, I realized I could see my dream realized of unlocking the elderly that are isolated in residential care facilities. Dr. Zimbardo mentored and supported me through encouragement and review of the TechHeroes program description and grant proposal that was awarded funding for the 2 year pilot program. TechHeroes Bloomington began May 2018, watch us Bloom!
Working One one One we can connect and make connections.
The Internet has become the library of today and the communication hub for sharing email, photos and video.
Providing access, support and tools necessary to successfully navigate the information conduit of today is our goal.
"We want the high school students to see our world and we want to experience their world".
TechHeroes Radio Interview
TechHeroes Testimony - Ruth
Radio interview on KRxA 540 am radio on the show Quantum Leap with Bob Oliver, recorded 12/19/2011. Photos from the participant in the TechHeroes Program are used to illustrate the interview. Thanks for watching!
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