When the Council on Aging was required to shut the doors to the Senior Center in mid-March 2020, we began offering a robust schedule of online programming to help keep Seniors engaged and fit. However, we recognized that many low income seniors do not have access to devices, the “know how”, or internet service that would allow them to participate in this wonderful programming. To address this challenge, the Town of South Hadley applied for and obtained funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).
Who qualifies for this program?
Must be a South Hadley resident aged 60+
Eligible to low income seniors who are currently receiving assistance from certain programs
What is included in the program?
Provides delivery of an iPAD for a 90 day loan period.
Provides technical support and training by one of our volunteers.
The volunteer will assist you in becoming familiar with accessing the internet and the online programming available through the Senior Center's virtual platform.
If you are interested in furthering your technical proficiency and access to the internet after the 90 day loan period, we will guide you through signing up for low cost internet service and a low cost laptop or desktop purchase through Comcast's Internet Essentials program
If you are interested in participating in this program give us a call at 413-538-5042.