This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. #ATTImpact
AT&T Digital You, is a digital literacy initiative through AT&T that provides online tools, apps and resources to help anyone learn to have a safe and secure online experience. In 2014, 77% of older adults said they need help using a new tech device such as a smartphone or tablet.
The last time I saw my grandmother was on Thanksgiving. As the beauty of the holidays surrounded us, I was also filled with sadness over the one year anniversary of losing my grandfather. Most of my sadness was about my grandmother. How was she managing to spend the holidays alone as a widow after sixty plus years of marriage and hundreds of miles from her family.
Our last phone call was just two days ago. Hearing her talk about her friends, asking for a recipe to remake a pie I had on Thanksgiving day and leaving off with our multiple I love you’s before we hung up, gave me peace. That ten minute phone call was a breathe of fresh air. I know it meant a lot to her too, because that night my mom called and said, “I talked to grandma this morning, she told me you gave her that recipe”. I know if my grandma is bragging about our phone call, we where all in that happy place. It’s so important for us to stay connected to my grandmother and we depend on her smartphone to keep us all connected. This time of year is not only difficult for my abuela, but it’s difficult for millions of seniors. The 3 biggest threats of aging include hunger, isolation and loss of independence.
AT&T recently worked with local nonprofits to surprise seniors with smart devices to help them stay connected.
Do you know someone who could benefit from the online resource AT&T Digital You? The digital literacy program is perfect for all ages. Connect with AT&T Latino Digital You on Facebook and @ATTLatino on twitter.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.