GrandPad In The News

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This Easy Tablet Helps Seniors Stay in Touch with Loved Ones - Story Studio – SFGATE.com

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.

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Growing Bolder
How Technology Designed for Seniors Can Stave Off Social Isolation | Growing Bolder

One of life’s greatest blessings as we grow older is the gift of time. For many, this means more opportunities to travel, stay physically active, pursue creative passions, learn new skills and find new hobbies. Above all, we’re given the chance to get closer to loved ones and reconnect with family and friends around the world everyday.

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St. Louis Dispatch
A Tablet for the Older Generation - Twin Cities Business

GrandPad aims to eliminate the digital divide faced by the older generation with its senior-friendly device: Amid today’s highly saturated market for cellular devices and communication apps, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially for the 75-plus crowd. That’s part of the reason that Hopkins-based entrepreneur Scott Lien decided to launch a new tablet designed with the older adults set in mind.

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St. Louis Dispatch
A Grand plan: STL County allocates $2M for popular GrandPad Tablets - The St. Louis American

The St. Louis County Library GrandPad tablet program is helping senior residents connected with loved one and health care professionals throughout the pandemic and the popular initiative will continue. GrandPad has received $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act [ARPA] funding from St. Louis County and will continue to assist residents over the age of 75 to access technology and stay connected with the world.

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St. Louis Dispatch
ARPA funds assigned to continue, expand GrandPad program - Call Newspapers

St. Louis County has allocated $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to continue the GrandPad tablet program in conjunction with the St. Louis County Library. The GrandPad tablet is designed to meet the needs of those over the age of 75 to access technology and stay connected to loved ones throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial 1,500 GrandPad tablets were purchased using $1 million in federal CARES Act funds.

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St. Louis Dispatch
St. Louis County allocates money for more library GrandPad tablets - ST. Louis Post-Dispatch

About 3,000 St. Louis County seniors will be able to access the internet this year with GrandPad tablets: The county has allocated $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to continue the GrandPad tablet program in conjunction with the St. Louis County Library, the library said in a news release Wednesday.

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GrandPad tablet can be the best thing that the senior citizens will want to use

The rapid advancement in technology is no doubt a boon but only for those who can make the most out of it. Unfortunately, senior citizens who are well past their prime rarely fall in the above category. Ironically, it is technology itself that has come to the rescue of the seniors in the form of the GrandPad tablet.


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Quality time, assistive tech, good food: what older adults actually want for the holidays - Cherry Hill Courier Post

For many people, gifts for the older adults in their lives can often be an afterthought. As people age, they tend to just buy the things they want instead of waiting for gifts from others, making holiday shopping for older relatives and friends a bit more difficult.


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GrandPad: One-of-a-kind Tablet/Phone for Older Adults Surprisingly Flexible

Dear Readers: You may have heard of the GrandPad, a uniquely designed, purpose-built tablet for older adults that’s an international hit. A fun fact that many local people may enjoy is that Scot Lien, GrandPad’s CEO can be found working and living in Wabasha, Minn. The Iowa native and his family fell in love with the river town in 1995, maintaining a presence there even before becoming full-time residents. GrandPad came to be because Lien noticed that his mother had trouble with cell phones and computers. Determined to find a solution, he recruited advisors in their 80s and 90s, and with their input, he and his son Isaac created the GrandPad. Lien continues to maintain a board of “grand advisors.”

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