Town of Cumberland receives grant from Office of Healthy Aging

Town of Cumberland receives grant from Office of Healthy Aging

CUMBERLAND – As part of its digiAGE initiative, the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging announced $200,000 in grants to 10 local organizations, who are working to connect more older adults and their families to technology.

Through grants of $10,000 to $30,000, funded agencies will equip residents living in areas hard hit by the pandemic with smart devices, internet services, and related training to help them better access online resources, work and study remotely, and virtually connect with family and friends, states a press release.

The town of Cumberland received a $16,750 grant to support digital literacy among older residents to better connect them to health information, with specific focus on pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19 vaccine content.

Rhode Island’s digiAGE Collaborative is comprised of a growing list of industry, government, academic, and community partners working together to bridge the digital divide for older adults.

For more information, visit www.oha.ri.gov/digiAGE .