New long-term help is now available for Wyoming residents who are struggling to afford the high-speed internet services they need to stay connected to family members, friends, health care providers, work and so much more. Applications are now being accepted for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a $14.2 billion federal program created late last year as part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
With the onset of COVID-19 quarantine came a realization of just how much citizens of Wyoming have come to rely on the internet for everything from social contact to buying groceries. This Legislative session, AARP supported three bills to aid in the development of cheaper, faster internet across the Cowboy State.
On June 4 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time, AARP Wyoming will be joined on a webinar by James Bush, MD, and Lisa Finkelstein, DO, to discuss the basics of telehealth. They will let you know what happens during a telehealth visit, what to ask your insurance company, and what to bring to your first telehealth visit.
Rawlins Senior residents are encouraged to come to the Rawlins Senior Center in Rawlins, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. to receive a free one-on-one tutoring session on their cell phones and other mobile devices. The training, called Senior High Tech, is a collaboration between AARP Wyoming and S.O.S. (Succor/Serve Our Seniors) which is a joint effort of the Rawlins Senior Center and Wyoming Congressional Award. National Honor Society, FBLA or other groups may also be involved.
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