Aging2.0 strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. In this video interview, Aging2.0 Co-Founder Stephen Johnston interviews OATS Founder
During COVID-19, older adults still work for their causes, but primarily from home. This New York Times article highlights older adults like Paula Brynen who have transitioned their volunteer work from in-person to virtual, but the shift doesn’t come easily for all.
San Antonio becomes the city in the country to commit to the “Mayors for Aging Connected” pledge, a key initiative of new OATS campaign to bring one million seniors online, “Aging Connected.”
No stranger to technology trends, OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber has been named one of 30 healthcare IT influencers worth a follow in 2020 by HealthTech magazine.
During COVID-19, older adults are discovering new ways to move their lifestyles – from classes to coffee chats – online.
“During the Covid pandemic and the resulting period of social distancing, it’s more important than ever that older adults stay connected to others and avoid chronic loneliness and social isolation,” said Heather Nawrocki, VP of Fun and Fulfillment at AARP.
Older adults are vulnerable to misinformation online even under normal circumstances, but the coronavirus has made the problem especially urgent. Older people are more susceptible to the virus, making discerning reliable health information important now.
Press Release: Older Adults Technology Services Receives $3 Million Humana Foundation Investment to Launch Aging Connected, a National Digital Engagement Consortium for Older Adults
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) will use the investment to develop pathways towards improved technology access and digital engagement for 1 million+ seniors
Richard Eisenberg of Next Avenue talks with OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber about how fintech can better serve older adults.
Senior Planet Colorado member and Professional Advisory Council advisor Stella Nash appeared on PBS12 program “On the Same Page,” a show dedicated to encouraging intergenerational conversations on ageism in Colorado and beyond.
“We’re glad to be part of such a comprehensive measure to make sure older New Yorkers have not only the tools to stay connected during a crisis, but also the resources they need to feel confident in using them,” said Alex Glazebrook, Director of Operations at Older Adults Technology Services.
Sometimes you know when it’s time for a change. We’re very proud to announce the launch of the fully redesigned oats.org!
OATS is proud to announce a $60,000 gift from the Consumer Technology Association Foundation to expand its Senior Planet programming in low-density and rural communities across the United States.
OATS Partners with Mayor’s Office and T-Mobile to Provide Tablets and Training to 10,000 NYCHA Seniors
OATS is partnering with the New York City MOCTO, DFTA, and NYCHA to provide 10,000 older New Yorkers with free internet-connected devices and learn how to use them to access free classes, resources, and essential services online.
The Humana Foundation, which partners with OATS to combat social isolation in San Antonio, made a 3 million dollar grant to OATS as part of a nationwide coronavirus recovery effort.
“Our ultimate goal is for seniors to be digitally empowered and obtain a higher level of financial knowledge,” said OATS executive director Tom Kamber.
Press Release: Zelle® Partners with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) to Offer Free e-Learning Classes
OATS is providing free online lectures and workshops to help older adults learn how to safely use P2P services.
OATS program Senior Planet is featured in this article on the social isolation and digital divide in the midst of COVID-19— and Senior Planet trainer Pat Jasso, herself an older adult, shares what she’s been learning online in lockdown.
For a complete listing of COVID-19 news, updates, and resources for older adults, visit our information page at seniorplanet.org/coronavirus These last few weeks have been
“Long before the days of social distancing, members of the national nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services were already taking steps to fight against social isolation by participating
NPR’s radio program All Things Considered highlighted OATS as one of the few organizations supporting older adults in learning to identify fake news as part of a broadcast about disinformation and the election.
OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber set the tone for the conference as the keynote speaker and, later in the day, OATS Montgomery County Project Manager Allison Adams led a panel discussion with three Senior Planet members.
Thanks to a grant from the NextFifty Initiative, OATS will be launching Senior Planet in Colorado this summer. This will include a Senior Planet Exploration Center in Denver and a network of satellite labs hosted by partner organizations in Colorado that serve older adults.