A number of senior citizens now have a grasp on technological functions and applications, including Skype, FaceTime and social media, thanks to Briarcliff High School senior Jenna Whalen. (dance)
Whalen, a dedicated Girl Scout, recently earned her Gold Award by devoting more than 100 hours to fundraising and teaching residents at Atria on the Hudson, an assisted living facility in Ossining.
After raising more than $2,000, Whalen purchased four iPad Air 2s to donate to the facility. She then worked with Apple staff to prepare lessons and exercises that she could deliver to the Atria’s residents. Through her efforts, the seniors learned how to use the iPads, download applications and use them to communicate with family members and friends.
The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, as it recognizes a positive and sustainable difference in one’s community.
Whalen will be officially recognized for the completion of her Gold Award project at a ceremony in Poughkeepsie in March.
Photo Caption: Briarcliff High School senior Jenna Whalen earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by fundraising to purchase iPads for Atria on the Hudson residents. She also taught the residents how to use the iPads to communicate with friends and family.
Photo courtesy of the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District