A 2013 Pew Research Center Study interviewed senior citizens and adults across the United States to see how many were “online.” It was found that 59% of these senior citizens were online, which doesn’t seem too bad. When compared to the total of 86% of adults online, the prevalence of a technology age gap becomes an issue. The elderly continuously face social isolation from decreased mobility and care accessibility, now compounded by a dearth of initiative towards integrating technology in their daily lives.
Our mission is to help senior citizens navigate the brave new technological world. We send tech-savvy teens to retirement communities, churches, community centers, synagogues and other forums in which senior citizens can work one-on-one with volunteer tutors to receive help with all their technological concerns, because we believe that seniors, like everyone else, GTGTech.