October 14, 2004
CARMEL — Senior Connects, a youth-managed company that promotes computer literacy to senior citizens and sets up computer labs in independent and assisted-living facilities, has set up computer labs in facilities around Carmel.
Organizers said Senior Concepts is looking to expand and donate free computers to area senior-citizen centers.
In recent months, Senior Connects has received 100 computers from its drop-off site at PrimeLife Enrichment.
Volunteers check the computers and remove old data and viruses.
Senior Connects volunteers will deliver and set up computers and provide instructional materials. The facility must provide a desk and Internet access, if desired.
To order a computer, e-mail Senior Connects at [email protected]
Include the name, street address, e-mail address, county and phone number of the facility; the administrator’s title; and the number of residents at the facility. Those without e-mail can send a letter to: Daniel Kent, Senior Connects, 14044 Honey Tree Drive, Carmel, IN 46032.
Carmel student Daniel Kent founded Senior Connects. Students from several area high schools are volunteers.
In addition to building computer labs, six to eight volunteers teach computer and Internet skills each weekend to mobility-impaired residents without reliable transportation and other seniors at independent and assisted-living facilities.
Senior Connects also has these programs under way:
- Middle and high schools, churches and other organizations interested in adopting a local facility by teaching seniors computer and Internet skills can e-mail: [email protected]
Individuals interested in donating computers that are Pentium I or more recent can drop them off 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays at Prime Life Enrichment, 1078 Third Ave. SW.