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Older Adults Technology Services and Senior Planet

An interactive discussion with Breana Clark of Older Adults Technology Services and Senior Planet and Rita Dhawan a participant in the program. Learn about this innovative platform that provides training, technology, engagement and purpose to thousands of older adults nationwide! About Older Adults Technology Services and Senior Planet - With over 35,000 class sessions under our belt, we’ve developed some pretty strong ideas about how older people interact with technology and how to create world-class programs that can form the basis for systems change. We’ve evolved from digital inclusion trainers focused on technology into social impact designers focused on aging, and we have grown from one small site on a street in central Brooklyn into a program with national operations and global influence. Most importantly, we’ve been able to help change the lives of tens of thousands of older adults. 

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12:08:39     From  John Butterfield   to   All panelists : hello

12:09:23     From  Connie Pawloski : Hello Everyone! Connie Pawloski, hands-on owner from ComForCare Home Care. ComForCare has been providing concierge CNA services in Maryland and Virginia for over 14 years! How can I help you during this pandemic? rockville@comforcare.com or 301-826-0222

12:09:37     From  Sherry Berk : Hello, from Sherry Berk at Hunters Woods at Trails Edge in Reston VA.  We are offering great promotions on Assisted Living!  Call me at 703-429-1130 or test me at sberk@integracare.com to find out more!

12:10:11     From  Terri Hilton : Hi Rita, from the Rockville Senior Center staff in the City of Rockville! :)

12:10:18     From  Mary Moeder : Happy Friday! Mary Moeder with Byrd and Byrd, LLC Attorneys at Law, 301-464-7448,  Bowie, MD, Elder Law and Litigation. check out information about our Medicaid Mondays on our website at www.byrdandbyrd.com 

12:10:19     From  Ileana Lopez : Hello all, Ileana Lopez Marketing Coordinator for Homecrest house. Marketing@homecresthouse.org

12:12:09     From  Patricia Dubroof   to   All panelists : Happy Friday!!! Patricia Dubroof with Assisting Hands Home Care, reach out to me for a conversation about home care options. 301-363-2587 pduboof@assistinghandscom. Have you heard about Making Memories Together Games??I’ve got a FREE game for you!!!

12:12:24     From  Robert Pearce : Hello to all.  Bob Pearce with The Options Group.   www.theoptiongroup.net.  410-667-0266.

12:12:27     From  Patricia Dubroof : Happy Friday!!! Patricia Dubroof with Assisting Hands Home Care, reach out to me for a conversation about home care options. 301-363-2587 pduboof@assistinghandscom. Have you heard about Making Memories Together Games??I’ve got a FREE game for you!!!

12:12:41     From  Patricia Dubroof : Hi Rita!!

12:13:23     From  Joan Green : Greetings all! I am Joan Green, your senior tech coach/ advisor and an SLP- www.innovativespeech.com  I’m happy to help any of you figure out your next steps with tech. Feel free to sign up from my website for a time for me to call you and chat:)

12:13:46     From  steve gurney : All - double check your chat postings and make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:14:07     From  Tom Shipe   to   All panelists : Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Founding Member: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)


12:14:09     From  steve gurney   to   Patricia Dubroof and all panelists : PATRICIA make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:14:18     From  Brian Friedlander : hi Joan - Brian

12:14:45     From  steve gurney   to   Ada Horsfall Lifematters and all panelists : ADA make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:15:10     From  steve gurney   to   Elva Roy and all panelists : ELVA  make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:15:21     From  steve gurney   to   Ellen Pincus and all panelists : ELLEN make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:15:36     From  steve gurney   to   Brian Friedlander and all panelists : BRIAN  make sure that you are using the drop down menu for ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES

12:16:00     From  Elva Roy   to   All panelists : Hello from Arlington, TX. I'm Elva from Ambassadors For Aging Well.org

Steve, yes, I knew better. I immediately corrected from Panelists to All.

12:16:57     From  Andrew Fernebok : Hello I'm Andy from Senior Entertainment. LLC. My email is senior.entertain@yahoo.com for a virtual game to add to your activities calendar. My website is www.seniorentertainmentllc.com for more information.

12:16:57     From  Pamela Silberman-Mills : Pamela Mills here, founder of Enriching Connections, the affordable concierge-style, all-inclusive, care organization service exclusively for people living with dementia.  Your dementia expert to help draw the map and navigate the journey towards being able to live well with dementia.  Services include:  Education and training classes for providers, personalized comprehensive assessment, leisure engagement and cognitive stimulation experiences for people living with dementia, consultation to provide practical solutions for the challenging moments and resource referral for care partners.  Here to help you thrive your way!  www.enrichingconnections.org  443-616-7300   enrichingconnections1@gmail.com 

12:17:07     From  Gail Freiday : Can someone say the 5 areas of impact again

12:17:27     From  Cheryl Rodakowski : Welcome from Reflections - A Senior Living Community!

12:18:37     From  Larry Bram   to   All panelists : Do your programs cater to seniors with disabilities? Cognitive, physical, other?

12:18:57     From  Gail Freiday : Thank you!!

12:19:23     From  Bonnie Danker   to   All panelists : HI Everyone, Bonnie Danker with CarePatrol. We work with seniors and their families helping them  find hosuing options and resources to navigate their long term care needs.

12:20:26     From  Patricia Dubroof : I met Senior Planet while teaching an art class at the Senior Center on Travillah, I was very impressed with the trainer and her patience teaching technology!

12:20:44     From  Nicole Ames : Hi Everyone - Nicole Ames  (names@pklaw.com), Chief BD Officer with PK Law in Towson, Maryland.  Our firm has an excellent estate planning and elder law practice.  Check out our PK Law Learning Center on our website pklaw.com.  

12:21:05     From  Julia Robinson : Hi everyone, Julia Robinson at Largo Landing Fellowship House, Prince George's County, Largo, MD.

12:21:37     From  Larry Bram   to   All panelists : Hello everyone.  Larry Bram, SVP, Innovation at Easterseals DC MD VA

12:22:58     From  Martha Villanigro-Santiago   to   All panelists : Hi All, I’m Martha Villanig

12:23:01     From  Jermama Keys   to   All panelists : What system or company would you suggest to be the best way to connect to and just reach out to older adults as a support or resource during this unprecedented time?

12:24:53     From  Martha Villanigro-Santiago   to   All panelists : Hello Again, I’m Martha Villanigro-Santiago,I am an advocate and member of the Arlington County Commission on Aging.  I am interested in more information about technology as a tool to address social isolation. Thanks.

12:26:21     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi,  Jennifer Brown - Community Relationships Manager - Seabury Resources for Aging - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org  - Seabury provides Care Management and client life enrichment services throughout the DMV.

12:26:43     From  steve gurney : Breana Clark, MSW

Associate Director of Program Operations

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

Senior Planet


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12:31:01     From  Clint Cole : Amazon Kindle White's can be loaned out from the Loudoun County Public Library

12:31:38     From  Clint Cole : Perhaps check with your local library

12:32:24     From  Clint Cole : Their program may be called the Library of Things as a take off on the Internet of Things

12:32:48     From  Terri Hilton   to   All panelists : Thanks Clint.

12:33:18     From  Clint Cole : Also, Comcast offer's Internet Essentials 25-30 Meg Internet Access for $9.95 per month

12:34:43     From  Clint Cole : Thanks

12:34:45     From  Clint Cole : ha ha

12:34:51     From  Clint Cole : right

12:35:22     From  Ralph Sklarew : https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/online/

12:43:41     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : This is so amazing!

12:49:10     From  Mary Belanich   to   All panelists : Mary Belanich w/The Aging Navigator - This is a marvelous program!  Thank you Breana and Rita!!

12:49:22     From  Pamela Silberman-Mills : Definitely sharing with my dad!

12:49:36     From  Joan Green : My parents will love this!

12:49:42     From  Catherine McCallum : I think partnering with NASW, GWSCSW APA so therapists can share with clients.

12:50:14     From  Gail Freiday : You at Senior Plant need to hire Rita!!!! Thanks Rita!!

12:54:46     From  Janet Macidull   to   All panelists : Excellent program and presentation!

12:56:29     From  Janet Macidull   to   All panelists : Great idea to have a program participant.

12:57:33     From  Connie Pawloski : For those in MoCo:  MontgomeryConnects!, a free Montgomery County program to help every household get connected to the Internet at home, has been launched with the goal of providing tech support for seniors and increasing home Internet connectivity for low-income households


12:58:26     From  Meryl schaffer : Rita needs to start her own business:  Advertising.

12:59:24     From  steve gurney : NYCHA is program

13:00:57     From  Robert Coulson : How do you help participants who are hearing challenged and tech challenged?

13:01:38     From  Robert Coulson : Are you connected to AARP's online programming?

13:02:04     From  Eileen Caroscio   to   All panelists : Rita is building community across the nation

13:03:14     From  Robert Coulson : Is your programming made with accessibility like hearing, sight, CC, signing, attention span challenges, etc?

13:06:25     From  Robert Coulson : Device accessories that are assistive to improve experience would be helpful.

13:07:26     From  Catherine McCallum : Another great program, Steve. Thank you!

13:07:50     From  Joan Green : This was wonderful. Bri and Rita are both fantastic!!

13:08:06     From  Ralph Sklarew   to   All panelists : Thanks, great!

13:08:08     From  Robert Coulson : As an online-based nonprofit is their an online nonprofit association that supports online nonprofits vs usual state-based associations? 

13:08:20     From  Martha Villanigro-Santiago   to   All panelists : From Martha, thanks Breana and Steve for this valuable information.

13:09:06     From  Joel Broida   to   All panelists : tee

13:09:24     From  Gail Freiday : Thank You great program. Senior Plant looks great. Steve you are doing some great programs.

13:09:30     From  Joel Broida   to   All panelists : Steve ....mveous

13:09:55     From  Robert Coulson : Steve, excellent program...beyond expectations!

13:10:14     From  Deb Merriner : So glad to have found out about Senior Planet! Thank you! Deb Merriner, Buckley’s for Seniors, Premium Concierge and Transportation, 703.390.0535

13:10:30     From  Catherine F : This is so heartwarming! I can’t wait to share this with others. Thank you to all for the recommendations on resources. Great webinar! Thank you Breana, Rita and Steve!

13:10:49     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Thank you Steve

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