Stoneridge Creek is jumping on the virtual bandwagon, and a couple of dedicated residents are behind the tech switch. Residents Stu Fine and Candy Lindskog are helping their more than 500 neighbors figure out the technology landscape in this COVID-19 world we’re living in.
For the four months of quarantine so far, the two have helped coordinate Zoom calls for community council meetings, fitness classes and musical presentations. They’re also helping residents stay connected with their loved ones living outside the walls of the community by emphasizing the importance of virtual visits.
Lindskog has been teaching tech classes at the community for six years. Since the pandemic, she’s been unable to meet face to face, but she’s been able to help with technology needs through phone calls and Zoom visits. Fine, a former software developer, is helping Lindskog reach out to residents while fielding technology questions and assisting with tech-related needs.
“It’s been very rewarding to help my neighbors during this time,” said Lindskog. “Instead of us having to depend on the management of Stoneridge Creek to plan council meetings and other activities, it’s been nice to do this for ourselves.”
They volunteer five days a week and take more than a dozen calls a day from residents trying to contact family members and interact virtually. Residents say Fine and Lindskog have truly enhanced their lives. Some residents now host daily or weekly Zoom meetings with family members and friends.
Read more about the tech savvy seniors in The Independent.