Sunday, February 22, 2009

News: Seniors get a helping hand for DTV switch

Special to the Director's Cut Blog
By WKYC Reporter Dick Russ

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio -- Seniors scratching their heads over this DTV transition have been offered a lifeline.

The Geauga Department of Aging has begun helping seniors confused over the transition that was pushed back from February 17th to June 12th.

Carol Vobornick is one of several seniors that use the department to help with everyday assistance--and this technological change is creating new reasons for the helping hand.

"When I took it out the directions [on the converter box] and I saw the remote control, and all the things that went along with hooking it up--I said I need help."

That's when Bill Dreimiller showed up. His area of expertise is growing with the number of seniors confused over the transition.

"I've worked on four installations so far, while delivering meals and cleaning up yards."

There are over 27 different programs and offered by the Geauga County Department of Aging; the only qualification is that you live in the county, own your own home and are over 60.


*Geauga County Department of Aging

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