1,200 totally free desktops to be presented to Topekans 60 and older

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A new program as a result of the City of Topeka has 1,200 free desktop desktops accessible for qualifying applicants 60 many years or older.

Metropolis officers say the city’s new method identified as “TSC – Get Digital” is built to help older Topekans stay up to date in a digital planet and close the digital divide. A $250,000 grant from the Kansas Wellness Foundation created the TSC – Get Electronic application probable.

In gentle of this mission, the plan is providing no cost pcs to people today 60 years or older and residing inside the city’s restrictions.

In accordance to the Metropolis of Topeka, capable inhabitants must also have a single of the pursuing: SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Support, Veterans Pension Gain Method, or have a family money that is considerably less than 200% of federal poverty suggestions on an annual basis.

Anyone who meets the requirements ought to phone 785-368-3098 to pre-qualify for a desktop computer.

“As we are dwelling more time, our environment is becoming progressively electronic. Information and conversation can help wholesome and active getting older by facilitating entry to facts, health and fitness and health care, socioeconomic participation, and other components that endorse whole engagement and participation as we age,” claimed Monique Glaudeˊ, Director of Community Engagement and Ombudsman for the City of Topeka. “Although several more mature grownups are repeated users of information and interaction technologies, lots of even now lack accessibility, and the tempo of electronic innovation is nevertheless to be inclusive of their desires. We are appreciative of the donation from the Jayhawk Spot Company on Ageing which will help us in giving desktop desktops to 1,200 of our 60 and more mature small-to-moderate-income neighbors.”

The Jayhawk Area Agency on Getting older (JAAA) made a $140,000 donation to make funding for the computer systems feasible.

“Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is delighted to be a portion of the TSC – Get Digital Coalition and in a position to help guidance the initiatives of Get Digital and particularly happy that we will be capable to aid such a massive quantity of more mature grownups gain obtain to engineering that will improve their lives in many approaches from encouraging them keep related socially with friends and spouse and children, to letting for telemedicine visits, and significantly additional,” mentioned Susan Harris, Government Director, Jayhawk Area Company on Getting old.

The computer systems must be ready for distribution in late June to these who qualify.

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