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SOWEGA introduces helpful technology

The SOWEGA Council on Aging showed off some "assistive technolgies" that caould be used to help folks in their day-to-day lives. The SOWEGA Council on Aging showed off some "assistive technolgies" that caould be used to help folks in their day-to-day lives.
These can range from everyday items such as Duck Tape, to more complex technology like iPads. These can range from everyday items such as Duck Tape, to more complex technology like iPads.
Organizers also taught people how the gadgets can help seniors or those with disabilities accomplish a number of daily tasks. Organizers also taught people how the gadgets can help seniors or those with disabilities accomplish a number of daily tasks.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

People from the SOWEGA Council on Aging introduced some helpful technology for those that may need it.

Representatives spoke at the Rotary Club Tuesday, showing off items known as "assistive technology".

These can range from everyday items such as Duck Tape, to more complex technology like iPads.

Organizers also taught people how the gadgets can help seniors or those with disabilities accomplish a number of daily tasks without having to leave home. 

They said that it even helps with self-esteem.

"It also gives them some dignity about getting dressed, taking care of their personal hygiene. They're able to do it for themselves and don't have to rely on a caregiver to do those jobs for them," said guest speaker Babs Hall.

Assistive technology can be purchased at a number of retailers such as Amazon or the National Council on Independent Living.

For more information, visit the SOWEGA Council on Aging Monday through Friday, or call 1-800-282-6612.

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