Fujitsu Partners with San Francisco Tech Council to Host Preserving Memories Event

21-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 8:00 PM Print This Post

Partnership is focused on using technology to bridge the generation
gap; students helping seniors get familiar with technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FCPAFujitsu,
the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced it will
host an event with the San Francisco Tech Council to advance a senior
learning initiative. Fujitsu, the Community Living Campaign and the San
Francisco Tech Council (SF Tech Council) will team up to host a
“Preserving Memories” event on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. PT with the help of student volunteers from Lick-Wilmerding
High School.

Volunteers from Fujitsu, the SF Tech Council, the Community Living
Campaign and Lick-Wilmerding High School will work with local seniors
and use Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners to familiarize seniors with new
technology. Older adults are encouraged to bring physical copies of
memories including photos, birth and marriage certificates, deeds,
handwritten letters, love notes, recipes and even three-dimensional
family heirlooms to the event. Together with the help of a student
volunteer “buddy,” seniors will create digital scrapbooks they can take
home and share digitally with friends and loved ones.

“We’re thrilled to work with the SF Tech Council to put on this
wonderful event,” said Alexandria Rumpanos, Fujitsu business development
and partner alliance manager. “At Fujitsu’s ScanSnap division, we are
dedicated to using innovative technology to connect people. This
initiative helps to close the generation gap, and we’re excited to have
the students from Lick-Wilmerding High School join us for a day of
making new friends, learning new skills and creating digital memory
books that will last a lifetime.”

The event will be held at On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center at 225 30th
St., San Francisco, CA 94110. The SF Tech Council chose 30th Street
Senior Center for their popular computer lab and variety of activities
in their ongoing Seniors
and Technology Initiative
.

“It is a great honor to have Fujitsu join us in encouraging local
seniors to get first-hand experience with technology. We are passionate
about teaching older adults to use tech tools that enhance the things
that are most important to them, especially when it comes to family and
other loved ones,” said Marie Jobling, Director of the Community Living
Campaign and a member of the SF Tech Council.

Those interested in attending the event can sign up at the reception
desk at the 30th Street Senior Center. For more information about the
Preserving Memories event please visit: http://www.sftechcouncil.org/preserving-memories-event-fujitsu/.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology
(ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions
and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in
more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to
shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:
6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion)
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please
see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in
the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions
and services that enable our customers to solve critical business
productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides
cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal
environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support
programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions
and services, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa
or call us at 800-626-4686.

About the SF Tech Council

The San Francisco Tech Council is a unique multi-sector collaboration
launched in 2015 to reduce the City’s digital divide and improve digital
inclusion for older adults and people with disabilities. The Tech
Council brings together leaders from the technology and business
communities, city agencies, community-based organizations, philanthropy,
academia, and healthcare. It is crafting a bold, shared agenda in
support of digital access for all – building a stronger city as a result
and providing a model of digital inclusivity for all cities. Monthly
Tech Council meetings provide a vast array of learning opportunities and
serve as a launching pad for new ways to expand digital inclusion in San
Francisco.

Learn more at: https://www.sftechcouncil.org.

About On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center

On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center was established to foster
the well being of seniors from home to community by connecting them with
each other and with culturally sensitive programs to achieve their
potential. Their programs include health and wellness activities, social
interaction, nutritious meals, educational opportunities, information
and assistance, and case management for over 5,000 of San Francisco’s
seniors.

Learn more at: https://30thstreetseniorcenter.org/.

About Lick-Wilmerding High School (LWHS)

Lick-Wilmerding High School, a private school with a public purpose, was
founded upon a legacy of serving, and being enriched by, students from
all walks of life. The LWHS curriculum is both a catalyst and a vehicle
for civic engagement, offering real world insights and inspiring
students to contribute their time, talent, and treasure to work that
matters. The larger community—local and global—is an extension of LWHS
classrooms, providing students opportunities for thoughtful and
effective problem solving and stewardship.

Learn more at: https://www.lwhs.org/page/about.

Contacts

BAM Communications
Gabie Kur
C: 516-567-3036
[email protected]

 


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