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San Diego senior citizens becoming tech-savvy during pandemic

Posted at 7:49 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 22:49:09-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- During this pandemic, technology such as Zoom, has become very important in helping family and friends stay in contact. But what about senior citizens who may not be tech-savvy?

Well, Vi, a senior living residence in La Jolla, is using a pilot program from Candoo Tech, which is aimed at getting older adults, like 98-year-old resident Randy Tidmore, over the fear of going online.

"I didn't know anything about technology," says Tidmore. "I was having all kinds of trouble, and it wasn't easy."

But thanks to Candoo Tech, seniors like Randy can take free online training sessions, in everything from learning how to use an iPad, online safety, Zoom, and much more.

"Actually, it keeps me really busy because I Zoom with Clipped Wings, which is an organization of United Airlines people, and Women Marines Association. All these groups Zoom."

And now, the soon to be 99-year-old has become very confident with her use of technology.

"To talk to people, and to see them, it makes it really easy. Once they show you how to do it."