Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide Among Older Adults

Older and other at-risk adults are staying home to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic (covid19.ca.gov). Technology has become an increasingly important tool for us to stay connected to each other and to the goods, services, and supports we need to stay healthy and thrive. Through technology, we can check in with family and friends, share our knowledge and volunteer our time with our communities, stay in touch with our health care providers, find healthy foods, perform meaningful work, and learn new skills – all from a safe distance.

We can work together to bridge the “digital divide” and make sure everyone has access to affordable high-speed internet, devices and skills to navigate online safely, and meaningful content and tools to meet their needs. Check out the resources below to learn more and get connected.

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Webinars on the Digital Divide

CDA and partners are hosting a series of webinars to help bridge the digital divide among older adults and help us all stay connected.

More Coming Soon.

Watch our past Staying Connected webinars on our YouTube channel here:
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Resources to Stay Active and Connected Through Technology

Resource Description
LA County Library LA County Library offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services.
Sociavi Sociavi’s goal is to connect generations simply and easily
FlexTogether FlexTogether is the online fitness studio designed for older adults. Through a combination of low impact fitness classes and video chat, FlexTogether promotes wellness and connectedness.
Music Mends Minds Music Mends Minds (MMM) mission is to improve the lives of patients with neurological diseases through the healing power of music.
Megilla Megilla is an online video-storytelling platform intentionally designed for older adults & families to easily record their valuable life stories & legacies.
Carenote Carenote uses text and phone conversations to foster real relationships between your loved ones and our team of caregivers.
Sagely Sagely is a senior living resident engagement platform that allows communities to deeply understand their residents and engage them in more active lives.