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Resource for socially isolated Seniors or those w/a disability

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon in partnership with Access Technologies, Inc. is providing free computers, tablets and robotic pets to eligible participants. This free technology can improve social connection and support; improve individual health and wellness; and provide companionship.

Eligible participants include people who:

· Are experiencing social isolation or loneliness and

· Are over the age of 60 and/or has a disability and

· Could benefit from the companionship of a robotic pet or

· Need a computer or a tablet to connect with community, friends and family, medical appointments or meetings,

Participants will complete a survey once per month for six months to give feedback on how the technology has improved their wellbeing. There is no cost to participate in this program and participants may keep the computer, tablet or robotic pet.

For more information contact ADRC at 1-855-ORE-ADRC (673-2372) toll-free.

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Tom Longoria, (he/him/his)

Senior Programs Manager

Malheur Council on Aging and Community Services

842 S.E. 1st Avenue / P.O. Box 937

Ontario, Oregon 97914


(541) 889-7651 - Office

(541) 889-4940 - Fax

tom.longoria@mcoacs.org

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