Thanksgiving - HeroPin launches an initiative to help senior citizens stay connected

MONTREAL, le 5 oct. 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - HeroPin, a Montreal based tech support app, is launching an initiative which aims to help senior citizens re-engage with technology. 

In August, HeroPin released a mobile application which allows customers to easily connect with, and hire independent technology experts in their area. HeroPin has spent the last two months building a network of over 200 technicians that offer a full range of installation, training, and support services.  

This thanksgiving weekend, HeroPin will be sending teams of their technology Heroes, free of charge, to retirement facilities around Montreal. Heroes will be there to provide residents with hands on training, and personalized technology lessons. According to HeroPin's founder, Joseph Kade, the idea is to re-engage senior citizens with technology in a stress free and approachable way.

"Technology today isn't like it was 10 years ago. Devices are easier to use, and the internet offers an unprecedented opportunity to keep people connected with the world. For a lot of seniors, just a couple hours of basic training on a tablet can make a massive impact on their quality of life. All of a sudden, family and friends don't feel so far away, and there is a whole new world to explore and engage with."

Joseph and his team plan to introduce residents to technologies like skype, social media, and cognitive exercise games. A new mobile app by Google, Arts & Culture, will enable seniors to take virtual tours of museums around the world, and others like iHealth to help ease the headache of managing everyday health concerns.

HeroPin believes that this initiative will empower seniors, their families, and care providers to better leverage the quality of life improvements that new technologies have to offer.

To find out more about HeroPin, visit HeroPin.com 

SOURCE HeroPin

For further information: you can contact: Bilqis Tremblay, Public Relations, Tel : (844) 669-HERO (4376), Email: Bilqis.tremblay@heropin.com


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