The Technology to Serve Seniors spring 2019 grant will be used to upgrade select laptops, monitors and scanners that Senior Resource Center staff use to serve seniors. By replacing this equipment, program participants benefit when staff become capable to reach the participants in their homes. Participant-staff interactions in the office will be enhanced because larger monitors will make it easier to see the information being presented.
This project will replace outdated laptops, monitors, scanners and software in a variety of programs throughout the Senior Resource Center. Altogether, the program potentially could touch more than 8,000 senior interactions.
The Senior Resource Center is the only organization in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties that serves seniors, caregivers and family members without income restrictions. It offers eight distinct programs, none of which are duplicated in Stephenson or Jo Daviess counties. This means that the Senior Resource Center’s programs all fit needs that are currently not being met for this demographic.