The computer assistance program with A Helping Hand.
A Helping Hand is a non-profit organization that serves adults 65+ years of age in the Orange, Durham, Chatham and western Wake counties of North Carolina. It also serves younger adults who have a temporary or ongoing need due to an accident, illness, injury or disability. Services include companionship, transportation and in-home assistance.
A Helping Hand works to bridge the gap between seniors and their community via companionship and living assistance.
Their mission statement: “To promote self-sufficiency, quality of life and the highest level of independence for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, to recognize the contribution that each individual makes to our community.”
Check out A Helping Hand’s website (There is a link in the sidebar at the right of the page. There is also a link to A Helping Hand’s comprehensive list of client services)
The Computer Assistance Program
One of A Helping Hand’s many services is computer/technology assistance. For this service, A Helping Hand has gotten students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, through UNC’s APPLES program, to volunteer and assist A Helping Hand’s clients with any of their technological needs. This type of assistance ranges from, but is not restricted to, simply showing someone how to turn a computer off and on, to aiding in the process of placing anti-virus software on a computer.
Find out more by checking out some of the personal testimonials of our volunteers!