NYC MOCTO: “City of New York Delivers 10,000 Internet Devices to older NYCHA Residents”

“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.

The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) partnered with T-Mobile and LG Electronics USA to provide internet-connected tablets to older New Yorkers who live in NYCHA communities. Through the Department for Aging (DFTA) and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), the City is also helping recipients set up and learn how to use their devices to access free classes, resources, and essential services, as well as to engage with friends and family. OATS is providing a free, multilingual hotline, training courses, and daily programs so that seniors can make the most of their new devices and use them to stay informed and connected. Read the full story here.

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