As a learning community for older adults, our commitment to innovation and excellence in Senior Planet program design informs our mission to change the way we age by helping older adults come together and find ways to learn, work, create, and thrive. In this unwavering spirit of innovation, OATS is proud to work with an […]
Tom Kamber, PhD, Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP, is the 2022 recipient of the John and Jane Shalam Award to Combat Social Isolation. The award, which recognizes essential and innovative work being done to combat social isolation, was presented to Kamber at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation’s Hall of […]
OATS launches a new report that details how access to technology devices and innovative training programs can yield transformational social outcomes for older adults.
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA) Journal highlights Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP’s article on how to find success when helping seniors use new technology in their everyday lives.
Social isolation is a significant challenge for Americans, affecting one-quarter of seniors. Learn how virtual program delivery can be a source of relief.
In April, OATS was thrilled to attend the American Society on Aging’s On Aging 2022 Conference, the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary conference on aging, and sponsor the AgeTech Pavilion stage. We assembled a lineup of experts and ground-shakers in the field of aging to share thought-provoking content that explored the intersection of aging and technology. Events […]
The Connected NYCHA program recently celebrated the graduation of over 140 older participants.
It’s been one year since OATS joined AARP as a charitable affiliate and we have accomplished a lot together already! As leaders in the aging space, the exciting affiliation was a synergistic joining of forces.
Did you know your refrigerator accounts for 7-13% of your total electricity bill, depending on the appliance’s age?
Social isolation is hard on everyone, but it can take a particularly large toll on older adults. As older adults’ networks decrease due to their own health issues or family and friends moving away, the isolation can mount. Even pre-COVID, 27% of older adults reported feeling isolated from others. Add in lockdowns, restrictions as the […]