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Safety Technology For Older Adults


By now you are aware of how much we use technology in our daily lives for communication and entertainment. But did you know that the same technology can be used to improve our health and personal safety, both at home and on the go?

Devices from medical alert buttons to smart phones and tablets can be used to track and dispense medications, monitor falls and request assistance, locate lost items, monitor shut-ins, and record and manage health indicators.

Join us as we explore the world of modern devices and applications that can improve the quality of life for older adults.

Our presenter, Caitlin McKenney, is from TechOWL – Technology for Our Whole Lives, which is a part of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Ms. McKenney has seven years of experience in the field of special education, working with students who have multiple disabilities and complex access needs.

She holds a master’s degree in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services from California State University at Northridge.

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at info@pennsvillage.org in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing Info@pennsvillage.org, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. Non-members and guests will be charged a $10 fee per program, and may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
When:
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where:
A Zoom Meeting link is included in the confirmation and registration emails.
Zoom

Additional Info:
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Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
$10.00
No Fee