Access to Technology is a program that is being made available to senior persons in the surrounding area through a collaboration between the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center and the Stanislaus County Adult, Child, and Family Services Division. Throughout the course of the 16-week session, each participant will be provided with an iPad and instructed on how to utilize the device’s many apps and functions. The iPad is the student’s to retain provided they attend at least 75 percent of their senior year coursework.
Also, for the remainder of this year, they will have free access to the internet.
It is not possible to accept everyone who applies.
Individuals who are interested can obtain an application and a page of information by going to the Senior Center in Oakdale, which is located at 450 East A Street.
As a result of the increased risk factors associated with getting COVID during the pandemic, the elderly population became increasingly isolated. Those elderly who are unable to keep in touch with their loved ones due to a lack of access to technology will have that opportunity thanks to this initiative. All applications will be taken into consideration, but those who neither possess a tablet nor have internet access at home will be given preference.
The first class will start at the beginning of April, and the second class will start at the beginning of August; the duration of both classes is sixteen weeks.