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BOAA & Ontario Tech COMPUTER DRIVE!

BOAA & Ontario Tech COMPUTER DRIVE!

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As you may be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit older adult members of the community exceptionally hard. In addition to being the demographic most vulnerable to infection, many have faced extended periods of isolation, in part due to a lack of access to technology to communicate with family members.

In an effort to address this serious problem and help bridge the technology gap, a group of students in Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) are working with the local community to collect second-hand laptops and tablets.  The COVID-19 Relief Tech Drive is in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association (BOAA). The project will help create access to technology for its recipients and support mental health.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Donations of second-hand laptops and tablets would be greatly appreciated.
  • Cash donations will be put toward the purchase of laptops and tablets.
  • If you are not able to support the drive financially at this time, you can still support this cause by sharing this drive with your community members through social media, by sharing the posts which can be found on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS:

We are currently accepting laptops or tablets, device requirements are as follows:

  • In working condition and come with the device charger
  • Have a working built-in camera and microphone
  • Run with Windows 7 or higher

HOW TO DONATE:

  • We are currently offering drop-off dates every Friday from February 12 to February 26, 2021.
  • If you have items to donate, visit the COVID-19 Tech Relief sign-up page and select a drop-off date and time that works best for you.
  • If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact Amanda McEachern-Gaudet.

LISTEN TO THE ONTARIO TECH FBIT STUDENTS ON CKDO:

To contact BOAA, please reach out to:
 905-697-2856
📩 events@bowmanvilleolderadults.com
🖥 www.bowmanvilleolderadults.com

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📣To Our Valued Members📣
 
In response to the Provincial Statement released on Wednesday April 7th 2021 regarding the Stay-at-Home Order, the Bowmanville Older Adult Association facility will be closed from Thursday April 8th at 1 pm to Monday May 10th at 9 am. Our office will remain CLOSED with all Drive-Thru Meal events and Footcare appointments cancelled.
 
The BOAA remains committed to continuing to provide safe and exceptional older adult programs and events to our members. We encourage all members to take advantage of our FREE activities via BOAA Without Walls Programming:
☑️Virtual Programs via ZOOM
☑️Phone Programs
☑️Videos Available on BOAA’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BOAA2856
☑️Care Calls
☑️Follow us on social media for more!
 
Deliveries will be provided by Team BOAA when required for those who have registered for the Virtual Tea Party, Virtual Soap Workshop & Virtual Book Club.
 
We truly appreciate the support you have offered us during these troubling times and we ask that you continue to make informed decisions while making sure you are always looking out for your health and safety. Reach out to us if you have questions or require further information. We will get through this together.
 
The BOAA facility will remain CLOSED to members & guests, however, if you require assistance please contact Angie Darlison at:
☎️ 905-242-5585
We want you to know how much we care about YOU: our followers, members and the community at large. Our VISION is to inspire our members to be independent, active, healthy, empowered and socially connected. Our commitment to you is that we will continue to do our best to provide you with what we do best.
 
Stay active and get involved on the BOAA Facebook page! Please make sure you are connected with us here and share with your friends!
 
With love💕
– Team BOAA 🙏🙏
UPDATED APRIL 7TH 2021
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