Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors
Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island provided funding to help build the capacity of the URI Cyber-Seniors program to foster continued and new partnerships and capabilities. Due to the increased need for the program due to COVID-19, we plan to recruit more student mentors than in previous years, so this funding provides administrative support and funding to ensure this experience is valuable for all involved.
Office of Healthy Aging digiAGE Cyber-Seniors Pilot
As a component of the Office of Health Aging digiAGE initiative, we are implementing a pilot program aimed at bridging the digital divide for Rhode Island older adults living in lower-income communities. We will provide devices, internet access, and technology support for 200 older Rhode Islanders to become more digitally literate. We will also be developing a tool kit of technology tutorials and guides for older adults, and we will develop a train-the-trainer curriculum to begin training older adults to support digiAGE initiatives.
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