The pandemic has been particularly hard on impoverished seniors. They are three times more likely than other groups to lack internet access and are at the highest risk of suffering from social isolation brought on by COVID-19.
PHS is partnering with Mount Sinai Nursing to help. Together we are raising funds for Get Connected, a project to connect 70 seniors residing in East Harlem NYCHA housing with tablets, internet service, and technology training so that they can safely access telehealth services, groceries, medicine, interactive classes, and more. The results from the project will enable us to expand to more vulnerable seniors in NYC next year.
Our goal is to raise $35,000. From now until December 31, individual gifts will be matched up to $15,000, thanks to an anonymous donor.