Tech Goes Home Chattanooga partners with senior centers, public libraries, churches, nonprofits, schools, and other organizations across our footprint to help people of all ages safely access and use smart technologies to connect to 21st century opportunities. Our classes for older adults promote successful aging and combat social isolation.
Since December 2020, Tech Goes Home Chattanooga started working across SETAAAD’s 10-county footprint to serve older adults (age 60+), partnering with local volunteer trainers — including the directors of local seniors centers, UT Extension Agents, librarians, pastors and staff from UTC’s Center for Community and Career Education — to host 15-hour digital literacy classes, specifically tailored for what participating seniors wanted and needed to learn. In 2022, Tech Goes Home partnered with West End Home Foundation to expand access for older adults across the state of Tennessee. With 12 partners, Tech Goes Home Tennessee Older Adults works with senior centers, public libraries, churches, nonprofits, schools, and other organizations across our footprint to help people of all ages safely access and use smart technologies to connect to 21st century opportunities.
"Somewhere, somehow, someway, sometime back, SOMEONE thought about us Seniors. And, I just want to thank whoever is responsible. I thought the technology of today had passed by me. I considered myself a modern-day dinosaur. After one week of training on my new computer, I feel hope, inspiration, and exhilaration. I look forward to more learning experiences. Thank you for the computer and thanks even more for investing in us." - Tech Goes Home TN Older Adults Participant
Would you like to participate?
Tennesseans over the age of 60 are eligible to participate in Tech Goes Home TN Older Adults. Those interested in learning more about participation should call (423) 521-2071.
West End Home Foundation/SeniorTrust Reducing Social Isolation and Increasing Access to Essential Services Through Digital Literacy and Inclusion for Older Tennesseans Grant. The grant funds originated from the court cases involving dissolution of two nursing homes in TN. (The State of TN vs Senior Trust/Elder Trust of Florida).