ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The GrandPad tablet program is expanding at the St. Louis County Library. The library is providing more of the tablets to help older adults access technology and connect with their loved ones.
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis County Library Director Kristen Sorth on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 discuss the expansion of the GrandPad tablet Program. The library will be offering an additional 1,500 tablets for adults aged 75 and older.
Our mission at GrandPad is to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, social isolation for older adults so we can reconnect seniors to family, friends, and caregivers, and to community resources.
Nathan Vogt, Director of Strategic Accounts at GrandPad joins Abbie for Tech Tuesday! Discover how GrandPad is improving the lives of millions of seniors by connecting them with family, friends and caregivers.
Maintaining occupied and active is important, especially for older adults at higher risk for loneliness and boredom. This age group often has time on hand to use however they would like to. A fun and great way to use this time are to find and do activities that you love, whether that is reading or bicycling.
GrandPad, the purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75, announced today that it has expanded the language capabilities in its tablet and free Companion App to include nearly 40 languages. The enhanced language functionality underscores the company’s commitment to making technology accessible for all seniors — regardless of age, race, or ability level — and their caregivers.
One of the best ways to foster healthy aging is to pursue creative expression. The opportunities to get engaged in the arts are not just reserved for those “right brained” individuals who are natural-born painters. While drawing and sculpting are great activities, we can also get creative while cooking, inventing, sewing, dancing, crafting, taking photos, and playing an instrument. No matter what form of the arts suits you best, one easy way to improve overall health and wellbeing is just to listen to music.
When it comes to cellphone features and options, the choices can be overwhelming, especially when considering the unique needs of older adults. But when you know your needs and have a budget in mind, you can find the right fit for a happy cellular relationship.
Throughout the pandemic, St. Louis County Library worked with a variety of community partners to provide critical resources to the region. Efforts included using branch parking lots to distribute over 2 million drive-thru meals with Operation Food Search, providing emergency diapers and period supply kits from the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, and issuing thousands of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots to area students to assist with virtual learning, as well as providing GrandPad tablets to help older adults access technology and stay connected through the Digital Equity Initiative.
While we’ve long been a digital world, the pandemic found us using virtual communication more than ever before. And for people who took pride in eschewing technology or maybe just had a little trouble figuring it out, inability to Zoom meant not seeing loved ones. Fortunately, Scott Lien was ahead of the game.
While there is a continual stream of new phone releases virtually every day, the elderly are frequently overlooked. So here’s a list of phones for their convenience.
Life in the Information Age, while exciting, is not without its challenges. It feels like every time the latest technology is learned, something new comes along to replace it. For seniors, the technology boom we’re experiencing has the potential to feel intimidating or downright impossible to participate in. As society forges ahead, it’s crucial to make sure our seniors don’t get left behind. That’s where GrandPad comes in.