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 1-917-936-4410

Free
Mon, October 3 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, October 4 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, October 4 EDT
6:00PM ET / 5:00PM CT / 4:00PM MT / 3:00PM PT

Shopping on Amazon

Online

This demo will provide a general introduction to shopping on the popular website Amazon.com.
Free
Wed, October 5 EDT
9:00AM ET / 8:00AM CT / 7:00AM MT / 6:00AM PT

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Online / By Phone

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll verify your eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Hosted by Senior Planet Colorado
Free
Wed, October 5 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
Wed, October 5 EDT
5:00PM ET / 4:00PM CT / 3:00PM MT / 2:00PM PT

How to Choose a New Computer

Online

This informational session addresses some of the most common questions surrounding how to choose a new computer. Hosted by Senior Planet in San Antonio

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