SM Alumna Collects Used Devices Help Senior Citizens Stay in Touch

TeleHealth for Seniors is a national non-profit that was founded by Yale students. It helps provide senior citizens in low-income communities with devices to connect them with their physicians through TeleHealth. It also provides connectivity with their family and friends during this time of isolation. 

Erin Gerardo ‘17, who is a member of this nonprofit, collects used camera-enabled devices for donation and provides seniors with information regarding the use of TeleHealth including wellness clinics, free guides and free technical support over the phone and through email. Donations that Gerardo collects will be sent to the Loma Linda Veterans Association.

The nonprofit has over 125 volunteers, works in 26 states, has 55 partner clinics, has donated over 700 devices and has raised over $16,000. The demand for devices continues to increase. Graduating SM seniors are encouraged to donate their tablet. TeleHealth also accepts a wide variety of camera-enabled devices such as the iPhone 4 and above, 2nd generation iPads and above, Android models and laptops. 

For more information, visit the website or email.

Cover picture: Erin Garardo '17 with devices to donate.

Second picture: Doctors holding donated devices for patients.

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