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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 on Monday December 21st regarding a provincial wide lockdown, effective Saturday December 26th 2020 the Bowmanville Older Adult Association will be closing for any in-person inquiries and purchases.

We encourage you to please join us for continued BOAA fun with our virtual and over-the-phone programs and events starting officially Monday January 4th 2021.

The BOAA remains committed to continuing to provide safe and exceptional older adult programs and events to our members. We encourage BOAA members access our FREE activities via BOAA Without Walls:
☑️Virtual Programs via ZOOM
☑️Phone Programs
☑️Videos Available on BOAA’s Youtube Channel
☑️Delivery Services
☑️Care Calls

Future details regarding drive-thru events and footcare services will be communicated when available. We will have curbside pick-ups for program materials, books, puzzles and more during our office hours Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm to assist our members.

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 the health and safety of yourself. Reach out to us if you have questions or require further information. We will get through this together. #BOAAStrong

Contact us for more information:
☎️ 905-697-2856
📩 execdirector@bowmanvilleolderadults.com
🖥www.bowmanvilleolderadults.com

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