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Senior Finds Joy and Purpose through Volunteering

Senior Finds Joy and Purpose through Volunteering

After retiring in 2020, life felt like an extended vacation for Eileen Kent, 76, of Cooper City. But after about two years, it wasn’t much fun anymore. “I guess I was feeling sorry for myself,” Eileen said. “When you spend a lot of time alone, it’s ‘Oh, this ailment...

The Heartbeat of an Outreach

The Heartbeat of an Outreach

Malcolm Mcallister holds a special place in the story of Heart2Heart.  It wasn’t just that he developed close-knit friendships with our founder, Sean Stepelton, and our board president, Kim Kent.  It wasn’t just his exuberant personality. Nor the way his...

Tips for helping seniors navigate technology

Tips for helping seniors navigate technology

A Guest Blog by Digital Outreach Coordinator Marisela Martinez  Since we delivered the first Heart2Heart iPads, I’ve been visiting care centers to teach seniors how to use the new devices. Juan invited me to share what I’ve learned through the classes. Mostly, I’ve...

First round of Heart2Heart iPads delivered to care center residents

First round of Heart2Heart iPads delivered to care center residents

Seniors at Grand Villa of Deerfield learn how to use the iPads with the help of Heart2Heart Digital Outreach Coordinator Marisela Martinez, left, and volunteer Alberto Altamiranda, right. Heart2Heart delivered 70 iPads to 11 care centers in the last two weeks, marking...

Heart2Heart prepares to deliver iPads to care centers

Heart2Heart prepares to deliver iPads to care centers

A total of 250 iPads are being programmed especially for seniors living in care centers across Broward County, as part of Heart2Heart’s expanded C.A.R.E. Tech program. So far, 12 care centers have claimed a total of 60 iPads for their residents. Last month,...

Introducing Marisela Martinez, our Digital Outreach Coordinator

Introducing Marisela Martinez, our Digital Outreach Coordinator

Marisela Martinez is Heart2Heart’s Digital Outreach Coordinator, in charge of launching and supporting our new iPads for Seniors program. Marisela’s job is a new position, created in December when we received a grant to distribute 250 iPads to care centers throughout...

Heart2Heart to distribute 250 iPads to isolated seniors

Heart2Heart has purchased 250 iPads to be distributed to isolated seniors in care centers throughout Broward County.

Heart2Heart will be distributing the iPads to at least 40 care centers. The iPads will be used by its residents as needed to connect with family, friends and Heart2Heart’s expanded base of digital volunteers.