Bridging the Digital Divide: County of Santa Clara Partners with Nonprofits to Help Older Adults Go Online
The road to computer literacy can be daunting for older adults, and the County of Santa Clara has partnered with five nonprofit groups and community organizations to offer this population a chance to equip themselves with the hardware, the knowledge, and the support to confidently access the Internet and its wealth of services, all for free.
Agrihood, located in the city of Santa Clara, provides low-income seniors with nutritious produce through an on-site farm and will offer programs such as farmers markets and gardening lessons on its 1.5 acres of open space.
The County’s “Embrace a Senior” campaign – a holiday season program that provides gifts to seniors in conservatorship who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia – is now accepting public donations for this year’s effort. Previously, the program was an internal event put on by the County’s Public Guardian team.