Free or low cost resources available to help seniors stay connected with loved ones

Many seniors regularly face loneliness or isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it worse. With the closure of places of social activity and social distancing guidelines, many seniors are finding it difficult not spending time with family and friends. Social isolation and loneliness can lead to depression as well as other health problems. 

Some seniors do not have the technology to stay connected with others. Some may not know how to utilize the technology. 

Below are a few free or low-cost resources to help seniors stay connected.

Free cellphone service: www.truconnect.com, www.assurancewireless.com

Free or low-cost internet service

Equipment borrowing program: TechOWL    For Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties, contact Jule Ann Lieberman at 800-204-7428, 215-204-5967 or email ATinfo@temple.edu

Other resources: https://greatcall.com/phones/lively-flip-cell-phone-for-seniors

                        https://www.grandpad.net

 

 

Revised 11/4/20