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City of Fort Collins Launches VirtuVisit Program

Released on Friday, October 30, 2020
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With continued precautions around COVID-19, many older adults are becoming increasingly isolated. The City of Fort Collins Volunteer Services is working to reduce the impact of social isolation for older adults through its new VirtuVisit program. City staff are seeking program participants with the goal of leveraging technology to help seniors maintain relationships with their family and friends while also safely engaging with the community.

VirtuVisit connects isolated older adults to family, friends and the volunteers supporting them. This no-cost program provides seniors with user-friendly digital tablets and startup support by trained volunteers. Each participating senior is paired with a volunteer who will teach them to use the tablet and connect with others. With practice and simple instructions, participants will be able to easily connect for a video call with family and friends.

To participate in the free VirtuVisit program, participants only need access to wi-fi and a willingness to learn.

This program is currently limited to Fort Collins residents.

For more information, please visit fcgov.com/volunteer/virtuvisit or contact program staff at dnNwQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6177.

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