Non-profit helps low income seniors stay virtually connected

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Brown University student is among those leading a non-profit organization that collects and repairs used mobile devices and tablets to donate to low-income seniors.

The non-profit donates these devices to local seniors so they can partake in telehealth appointments. The devices also provide a way for them to keep in touch with family members as well.

The organization called “Telehealth Access for Seniors” also provides how-to guides and tech support to help seniors learn how to use the devices.

Lorelle Sun, R.I. State Lead – TeleHealth Access for Seniors said, “By supplying these devices to these patients, we’re improving their quality of life because now they can get access to so many other resources. And that raises a conversation about what else the elderly are lacking.”

The group is currently fundraising to supply more devices to donate to senior centers and clinics in 26 states.

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