Devices and Device Management
If a community has broadband service, access to devices along with support in learning how to use devices is essential to connecting people to the wide array of online programming that is available. COAs across the Commonwealth are utilizing desktops, laptops, IPads, Grandpads, cell phones, and voice recognition devices such as Alexa or Google Home to reach out into the community and provide access to programming. These devices also allow older adults to connect with programming not only in their community but around the globe.
Click on the links below to find sample guidance on purchasing devices and device management.
- Looking for sample Loan/Purchasing Agreements? Click on the following:
- Listen to a MCOA Zoom Training on Laptops and other Devices:
Power Point: MCOA -Talking About Devices-9-21-2020
- Alexa Pilot Program: The following resources are offered to help members implement a program using Amazon Alexa or Google home devices with older adults for the purpose of examining the benefits on quality of life and help combat isolation. Bridget Goerke from the Amesbury Council on Aging generously offered to share resources about their Alexa Pilot Program. Please read all documents thoroughly to understand the program.
- Make sure that you also check out all of the programming available – on all type so devices as well as options for offering technical assistance for seniors.