The Almise Seniors Co-operative in Toronto, Ontario, received a donation of five desktop computers from the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA). Almise is a vibrant community of 144 wheelchair-accessible units exclusively available to individuals aged 59 and above. The donation aims to enhance connectivity and inclusivity among seniors by facilitating the dissemination of information in multiple languages.
Technology plays a vital role in empowering seniors and improving their quality of life. The desktop computers donated by ERA will enable residents to access resources, communicate effectively, and stay connected with the digital world. This donation acknowledges the significance of technology in the lives of seniors, recognizing their need for access to valuable information and resources.
In Almise Seniors Co-operative, diversity is celebrated, with residents coming from approximately 35 different countries. However, language barriers can pose challenges to effective communication and access to information. The donated computers will address this issue by offering multilingual resources and services, ensuring that seniors can access information in their preferred languages. This inclusivity initiative aims to create an environment where all residents feel supported and included.
Moreover, the integration of technology into the co-operative promotes volunteerism and active involvement among seniors. The computers provide a platform for residents to explore volunteer opportunities, participate in community initiatives, and engage in meaningful activities. By leveraging technology, Almise Seniors Co-operative fosters a sense of community, encouraging cooperation and active participation.
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over eighteen years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.
We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life. Contact us to book a pick up.