New York senior inspires San Diego Kids to start non-profit

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Siblings Jaiden, Keanu, and Milaan Seeliger started Tech-Angels to help elder citizens connect with their families electronically.
Photo: courtesy – Dimple Shah

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for elderly individuals as many of them have not seen their family members for over a year, and video technology has been the only means to stay connected.

Three siblings from San Diego, California, Jaiden, 11, Keanu, 11, and Milaan Seeliger, 10 recently started a non-profit called Tech-Angels to help this cause.

The purpose of the organization is to collect cell phones and electronic tablets to distribute to elderly people in nursing homes so they can connect with their family and friends if they do not have these privileges, according to an email from A Tech Angel Advisor.

“We were inspired to create this non-profit because of our 97-year-old great grandmother, Prabha Parikh, who now resides at the Indian Nursing Home at AristaCare in Plainfield, New Jersey,” the boys said in the email.

They were able to facetime with their grandmother countless times throughout the pandemic, and wanted to give other senior citizens this similar privilege.

Tech-Angels has now donated over a dozen tablets and cell phones to the residents of the My Indian Nursing Home run by Mukund Thakar and Robert Greenberg.

These devices will be distributed to their nursing homes across New Jersey so that their Indian residents can connect with their loved ones.

“These devices are especially important for elderly Indians to see their family members back home in India, where COVID continues to severely impact the country and travel restrictions will remain in place for quite some time,” they added.

If you have spare tablets that you no longer use, please get in touch with Tech-Angels at techangelsinfo@gmail.com or www.tech-angels.org.

 

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