SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu, 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/.
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.