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PIX 11 News: “Free technology classes offered for older New Yorkers”

Local New York broadcast station PIX 11 covers the launch of the Fly Like an Eagle report. Reporter Monica Morales visits the Senior Planet center in Chelsea for the launch of the report, which shows that access to tablets with free technology classes not only combats social isolation and loneliness but also depression.

“Jean Dublin, 69, lives at the Woodson Houses in Brownsville and says she feels like a kid again. It’s all because she learned how to use a computer. It’s a huge victory for the great grandmother.”

“Dublin can now check her email, go on Facebook and Zoom with her grandkids. It started back in 2020. Dublin was one of 10,000 older New Yorkers in NYCHA who got a free tablet from a program called Connected NYCHA. She didn’t know how to use it. Dublin found out about free technology classes by a nonprofit called Senior Planet.”

Read the full article here and the Fly Like an Eagle report.