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School of Medicine Columbia

Addressing Isolation and Loneliness with the GrandPad

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


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About the Program

GrandPad from Consumer Cellular Offers Senior Users Modern Features with Simple Design

During these extraordinary times of social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions, families everywhere are searching for new and innovative ways to stay connected with each other. Modern wireless technology can deliver effective remedies against the loneliness and isolation which can be so devastating for our older loved ones. It’s critical to recognize that these seniors may have little or no previous exposure to using smartphones or computers.

Hitting an ideal sweet spot between technological innovation and user convenience is GrandPad, a groundbreaking tablet from wireless carrier Consumer Cellular designed specifically for the unique needs of users over age 75.

Participants will learn:

  1. Impact of isolation/loneliness
  2. Challenges with standard technology
  3. Technology solution for seniors

About the Presenters

Portrait of Patrick Trank

Pat Trank

Pat Trank has over 20 years of experience managing relationships with national organizations. He joined Consumer Cellular in 2019 to promote the benefits of GrandPad to seniors. Pat works with organizations throughout the country combating isolation with seniors. Pat lives with his wife in West Linn, Oregon.


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