KSTP TV reports…
The pandemic has left many people feeling lonely and often, it’s our seniors who are especially isolated.
Now a group of Minnesota college students is providing technology to keep them connected to their doctors.
“It’s just really fulfilling,” said Saketh Kollipara, Sophomore at Emory University.
On Friday the students made a special delivery dropping off used iPads, smartphones and laptops.
“A lot of our patients don’t have access to these types of devices,” said Abbie Zahler, director of Community Health and Grants Management at the Neighborhood Healthsource Fremont Clinic.
It’s all part of the student run, national non-profit called Telehealth Access For Seniors, and local students raised money to make sure local patients at the Neighborhood Healthsource Freemont Clinic and Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis have the resources to better connect with their doctors.