April 2023 Newsletter: D.C. Senior iPad Program

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April Newsletter - D.C. Senior iPad Program Monthly Newsletter

New Book Club on Wednesdays!

New Weekly Event

WildTech is pleased to announce a new edition to its weekly programming: the Reading Lunch Club! Every Wednesday at noon, hop on Zoom for a virtual book club, hosted by iPad trainer, Christal Miller!

Lunch Club Flier; Senior iPad Program

The Senior iPad Program Presents...

The WTA Talent Show

WildTech will host its first ever talent show, featuring both WildTech staff and iPad program participants. The festivities include a fashion show, a raffle door prize, and a 45-minute talent show.

Winners will receive prizes!

WildTech Talent Show flier

Dylan Medina

In Memoriam

In Memory of Dylan Medina, WildTech associate.

This March, WildTech lost a beloved member of the iPad program.

Dylan Medina was a 21 year-old known for his outstanding work ethic, working tirelessly to prep half of all 2021 iPads. His dedication led him to make over 500 calls to in-take participants into the iPad program. He is remembered as a great friend, humanitarian, and a bright light to all who knew him.

Dylan will be greatly missed.

Expanding Her Horizons

Diane Hall

Diane Hall, iPad Program Participant
  • Diane Hall is a resident of Ward 8 and a regular attendee of WildTech’s classes.
  • Like many first time attendees, she experienced apprehension and anxiety.
  • However, she found that her anxiety lessened when she began attending and found herself curious to learn more about her new iPad.
  • The classes helped her connect to what she calls “a village” of fellow-minded people learning to use the iPad. She admires how everyone looks out for each other.
  • Outside of class, Ms. Hall considers herself an artist. She loves to paint and create jewelry, something she learned from in D.C. Recreation Centers.
  • Ms. Hall has been using the iPad to further expand her artistic horizons, regularly using apps such as Pinterest and YouTube to get inspiration for new art projects.
  • Recently, she has been using the iPad app Canva to create fliers and business cards for self-advertising.
  • Ms. Hall really loves how the iPad’s large screen and the vibrancy of the colors lends itself well to her creative endeavours.

Participant Testimonial from Karen Watson

“During the training, I was like a kid in a candy store! I learned so many things; how to read emails, create a split-screen, how to download a virtual background in Zoom, and how to join the Zoom classes in two different ways! If I didn’t have something else to do that day, I would have stayed to learn more! I told the library trainers I would be back and since then I have bought a portable mini-desk for my tablet.”

– Karen Watson, April 2023

May Programming

  • Tuesday, May 2nd:
    1:00pm – The Talent Show
  • Wednesday, May 3rd
    12:00pm – Howard University College of Pharmacy
  • Thursday, May 11th
    1:30pm – Navigating DCPL New Website by Diamond
  • Thursday, May 18th
    1:30pm – Alzheimer’s Association M. Watson
  • Thursday, May 25th
    1:30pm – The Monday Group by Dr. L. Mundy

iPad Program Weekly Schedule

Senior iPad Program Weekly Schedule
SOME Logo

(So Others Might Eat)

Since 1970, SOME (so others might eat) has offered D.C. residents a range of services to help them meet basic needs, receive healthcare and other treatment, train for a living-wage career, obtain safe and affordable housing, and more.

If you are in need of a free meal, showers, or long-term care, please visit https://some.org/get-help/ or call 202-797-8806.

Senior MedExpress

Serviced by Yellow Cab

Yellow Cab in partnership with the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) is pleased to provide service to Senior MedExpress, the essential non-emergency medical transportation and Meal Delivery for Seniors.

The Senior MedExpress program provides eligible DC residents, age 60+, with a certified medical condition free round-trip transportation to essential medical appointments such as chemotherapy or dialysis, or to health-related public benefits appointments for DDS, Medicaid (DHS ESA sites), or SNAP.

Click here to view more information on Senior MedExpress.

Yellow Cab Logo

Written by Aijae Hidalgo with help from Senior Program Manager Alex Marshall and Training Manager Theresa James

WildTech's Senior iPad Program is made possible by a grant from DACL

Supported by the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living

For general inquiries about the DC Senior iPad program or technical support with your iPad, please call: 202-800-6868.

For inquiries about DC Department of Aging (DACL) services, please call: 202-724-5626

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1200 18th st NW, 20036, Washington DC

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