Happy Holidays!

We are closing out the year just the way we started it: connecting people to opportunity. From helping seniors in the District of Columbia connect safely, to connecting the U.S. Army, this is what all of us at AT&T do every day. I am so proud of what we have accomplished this year in the District of Columbia, and as I look forward to 2018, I am excited for what is to come. But before we get to January, I want to wish all of you, your family and your friends a happy holiday season and a happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Denis Dunn
President — AT&T District of Columbia

Reports released in 2017 from the Pew Internet and American Life project show that while older adults are using devices such as tablet computers and cell phones in increasing numbers, they continue to lag behind the overall adult population.

That’s why FH Faunteroy Enrichment Center and AT&T employees from the District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) on Nov. 9 teamed up for a program to help older adults learn how they can use wireless phones and tablets to improve their lives, and to navigate the internet safely and securely.

During the program, local residents learned how to navigate the Internet, recognize scams, keep private information secure, back-up data and more. The District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden also stopped by the event to talk about the importance of keeping District residents of all ages – especially older adults – connected and engaged. And, Tony Dixon, president of the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) gave tips on how older adults can avoid being victims of fraud and scams.

“As technology has become more integral to how we live, it is important that our seniors have the skills and tools to access it. Whether it is staying connected with their children and families, or accessing opportunities, partnerships like this one with AT&T will help our seniors successfully navigate a more technologically connected world,” Deputy Mayor Snowden said.

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