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Technology as a Tool for Togetherness

The current coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the way we go about our everyday lives. With social distancing measures in place for our health and safety, our regular family dinners, outings with friends, and everyday errands have come to a sudden halt. These changes may have us feeling like we have lost the social connections we have with others and the means to get supplies we need. Technology can be a useful way to help bridge this gap, but for some who are unfamilar with it they may be hesitant to use it. Our "Making IT Easier" video series was designed to teach older adults to use technology to enhance their lives. You can check out the videos below, including lessons on how to Facetime, ordering grocery delivery via Shipt, getting a ride with Lyft, and more.

 

Making IT Easier

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Mindfulness Tools and Apps

In this video, we discuss what stress and anxiety might look like for different people and things you can do to cope. Kendrick shows us how to use the Headspace and Calm apps and other resources are shared.

Ordering Home Delivered Meals- Mom's Meals

Mom's Meals (www.momsmeals.com) is a home-delivered meal option. Watch our video as Kendrick demonstrates how to navigate the site, sign-up for an account, and order meals.

Getting a Ride with Lyft

In this episode of Making It Easier, Kendrick and Regina teach you how to set up Lyft and use it to get a ride.

Using Shipt for Grocery Delivery

Kendrick and Regina demonstrate how to set up an account and create an order with the grocery delivery service Shipt.

Apps for Caregivers

Kendrick and Regina review Carezone and Lotsa Helping Hands - two apps to help caregivers coordinate care for their loved ones

FaceTime

In this lesson, Kendrick and Regina demonstrate how to use FaceTime and how caregivers can utilize this feature to check on the people they care for, especially when caregiving long-distance.