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1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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Funds to connect older adults and adults with disabilities in Wyoming with remote social services, healthcare, and to combat social isolation caused by COVID-19


Dear Home and Community-Based Service Providers,

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) has been awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living, through CARES Act funding, that will assist in providing technology to older adults and adults with disabilities in Wyoming. The goal of the funds is to connect these individuals with remote social services, healthcare, and to combat social isolation caused by COVID-19.  The need for this type of technology access has become more critical during these times of social distancing and self-quarantine. This grant is a partnership with Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources and the Wyoming Department of Health – Aging Division. These funds can be used for a variety of technology-focused initiatives.  Examples of potential uses of these funds include:

  • Purchasing devices for vulnerable adults to use to connect to Telehealth services, social services, and friends and family.

  • Purchasing devices for home and community-based providers to use to connect with clients/participants.

  • Securing Internet services for someone unable to afford this service.

  • Any other use that meets the needs of your community and the goals of the funding.

Thank you for all that you do support Wyoming’s older adults and adults living with disabilities!

*Application period has closed.  All applicants will be notified of award.


Each applicants that receives and award will need to complete a brief online training video on choosing technologies to meet your client’s needs and using our technology decision guide.  A WyCOA Staff member will contact you with details on the mandatory training upon receipt of grant materials.

Recipients will be required to report numbers of individuals served semi-annually.

 


Educational Videos and Resources 

*This section is under construction

  • Basic Device Use: Information to help you get to know your device including basic features, navigation, and terminology that you will need to know.

  • Built-in Accessibility: Discover accessibility features that are built-in to your device that allow users with disabilities to use their device more easily.

  • Safety and Privacy: Learn how to use your safely use your device, the internet, and ensure your information is kept private.

  • Telehealth: Learn how to connect with your doctor or other healthcare provider from the comfort and safety of your own home!

  • Video Conferencing: Learn how to connect with friends, family, and others using video conferencing. 

  • Social Apps: Learn to use apps like Facebook or Instagram to keep up with friends, families, and special interest groups from a far!

  • Other Resources: Find other resources related to technology use and training in Wyoming .


 

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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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