Of the many lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation in older adult affordable housing emerged as one of the greatest negative impacts on residents. Limited internet access, compounded by the lack of digital literacy, continues to this day as a persistent challenge to providers and residents alike. Lighthouse for Older Adults was designed to bring connectivity to older adult housing communities by addressing specific infrastructure barriers and technology needs of communities with digital literacy training tools for residents. Lighthouse was developed by Front Porch and Eskaton in collaboration with the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

The University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Office of Research (SOMOR) Evaluation Unit evaluated Lighthouse for Older Adults through a pragmatic application of the RE-AIM framework, using qualitative and quantitative data. Evaluation findings show success and viability for the project to be replicated in additional communities.
Access the evaluation here.



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