Impact Area: Economics, Human Capital
The 2020 pandemic revealed vulnerabilities in the US economic, social, political, and health care systems. Although some entrepreneurs and employees were savvy enough to adjust and prosper, many baby boomers were unable to stay connected. The new normal looks like working from home, web-based business, homeschooling, and greater social media engagement. Baby boomers have much experience and living to do. The elderly offer unique value to communities and should not be physically or technologically isolated during their golden years. ElderTech is an EEIC program offering technology literacy to baby boomers in person and remotely. We will provide hardware, software, platform, and resource solutions for the elderly to see the options available to stay connected.