The DAE hosts “Twitter Party” to jumpstart conversation in Westchester about issues facing senior citizens

DAE Twitter Party

Do you have a Twitter account, and know someone who’s aging in place? Do you have input, questions, or concerns about your aging loved one?

Give us your thoughts this THURSDAY OCT.  24th  from 7:00pm-8:00pm using the hashtag #WPTECH

The Department of Senior Programs and Services and the Digital Arts Experience have teamed up for an event unlike any other in Westchester.   The DAE will host a physical event in their space this Thursday October 24th at 6:00pm to introduce each Livable Communities Collaborative chairperson.  In addition, they’ll launch an online “Twitter Party” where those not in attendance can still give their two cents about the issues facing Westchester’s senior community today even as the physical conversation continues.

The evening will begin with an introduction to each collaborative and their role within the senior community.  The heads of the Technology Collaborative will say a few words on how they can be a resource to other initiatives in the area.  The Tech Collaborative hopes to offer technology-based solutions, advice, and resources to the senior and aging in place communities in addition to acting as a common thread which strengthens the Livable Communities Initiative as a whole.

According to WestchesterGov.com, the Livable Communities Collaboratives for Aging Services project “aims to deliver services to the county’s older residents and reduce costs to the agencies, organizations and businesses that provide them.  Collaborative members come from public and private agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and the community…. Some areas of focus are housing, education, intergenerational programs, mental health, multicultural/diversity, disaster planning, the Westchester Disability Advocacy Partnership, and technology,” in which the DAE participates as a community partner.

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