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South Florida Tech For Seniors
By: OurSeniors.net Magazine
South Florida Tech for Seniors exists to help bridge that gap. They offer high-quality tech support completely for free either through remote coverage, or in-person now that COVID-19 has started to shift the ability for a bit more in-person interaction.
The founder of SFTFS is Sam Friedman. His inspiration was his own family, especially his grandparents. Sam helped them navigate their devices and witnessed their frustrations firsthand. This led to the realization that would stem the start of what is now a well-known, trusted, and empowering opportunity to help seniors in new ways.
He realized that many seniors were struggling with the same issues as his grandparents but did not have anyone like him to guide them. With the decision made to serve the Southern Florida area, he knew he couldn't do it alone, and so the beginning of the SFTFS volunteer team came to be.
When South Florida Tech for Seniors was preparing to launch, a clear mission was established--
SFTFS has been a godsend for many seniors in the Southern Florida area. Aside from serving the community, they've also created a complete group of volunteers who are passionate about helping seniors alleviate the stress of navigating different technologies.
SFTFS was started right before COVID-19 when they were partnering with assisted living facilities to work directly with residents. COVID-19 later posed an issue on their in-person services. However, the organization did not allow that to halt their efforts. With their services growing in demand, SFTFS provided over-the-phone assistance and remote access coverage for other issues as well as digital deliverables such as helpful YouTube tutorials.
SFTFS works with the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach to provide free support every second and last Tuesday of each month from 4:15-6:00 PM.
For more information about SFTFS, their services, or their operations, please visit https://www.sftfs.org/