Aging Connected is helping older adults get at-home internet and connect to the world!

The government’s new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an opportunity for low-income households to get help paying for internet and devices. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. The video and handout below can be used to guide you through the application process.

How to Apply for the
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Join an Upcoming Live Class!

The free events below are hosted by Senior Planet and are open to anyone 60 and older. They will help anyone new to the internet, including those who signed up through Aging Connected, learn the basics of home internet access, how to choose a computer, staying safe online, and get access to fitness and wellness programming. Questions? Call the Aging Connected hotline at 1-877-745-1930

Free
Mon, August 22 EDT
10:00AM ET / 9:00AM CT / 8:00AM MT / 7:00AM PT

Morning Stretch

Online

Start your day with a short morning stretch
Free
Mon, August 22 EDT
10:30AM ET / 9:30AM CT / 8:30AM MT / 7:30AM PT

MyChart

Online / By Phone

Come learn about this electronic health-record portal that works both in a web browser. Hosted by Senior Planet Colorado
Free
Tue, August 23 EDT
10:00AM ET / 9:00AM CT / 8:00AM MT / 7:00AM PT

Morning Stretch

Online

Start your day with a short morning stretch
Free
Tue, August 23 EDT
10:30AM ET / 9:30AM CT / 8:30AM MT / 7:30AM PT

How to Spot Fake News

Online / By Phone

This lecture will provide a helpful explanation for the increase in the use of the term fake news. Hosted by Senior Planet Colorado
Free
Wed, August 24 EDT
9:00AM ET / 8:00AM CT / 7:00AM MT / 6:00AM PT

Messaging Apps

Online / By Phone

The lecture will go over the features of three widely-used apps. Hosted by Senior Planet Colorado
Free
Wed, August 24 EDT
10:00AM ET / 9:00AM CT / 8:00AM MT / 7:00AM PT

Morning Stretch

Online

Start your day with a short morning stretch

About Aging Connected

Nearly 22 million seniors over the age of 65 still lack wireline broadband access at home. That’s a public health crisis – especially in the midst of a pandemic that has left many older Americans already isolated.

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP, the nonprofit that runs Senior Planet, with support from The Humana Foundation, is leading a national campaign for increased internet access among older adults. Aging Connected has an ambitious goal of better connecting older adults across the country to the Internet so that everyone can thrive online.

By helping older adults find low-cost, in-home broadband options in their area and connect with Senior Planet courses, we aim to help seniors maximize the benefit of technology use for health, social engagement, and other essential outcomes.

Want more information about the Aging Connected initiative? Read the full report Aging Connected: Exposing the Hidden Connectivity Crisis for Older Adults.

Questions? Call the Aging Connected hotline at 877-745-1930