Connecting LGBTQI+ older adults and people with disabilities in our community
To help reduce the social isolation of LGBTQI+ older adults and people with disabilities in our community, Connect Now! provides those in need with tablets and internet access. Our goal for 2020-2021 is to distribute 15-20 tablets and hotspots and to pay for hotspot internet access for at least one year.
To further increase program participants’ connection with the community, they are encouraged but not required to participate in community LGBTQI+ events, including at least one monthly Senior Pride event via the Zoom video-conferencing platform.
Tablets and hotspots are considered “on loan” as long as participants need them. They are returned to Senior Pride if a need no longer exists, if the devices are no longer being used, or if the devices cease to function.
Participants agree to a quarterly check in from a Senior Pride representative to help evaluate the success of the program.