Simona Combi
Public Relations Manager

June 11, 2024, Arlington, VA—The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, is collaborating with AT&T to increase the digital literacy skills of 100,000 older adults and seniors over the next year. The initiative includes in-person workshops at NCOA’s network of senior centers across the country, as well as online education on NCOA’s website.

AT&T and NCOA will provide participating senior centers with resources to purchase or upgrade their technology equipment, so they can utilize online digital literacy courses made possible by AT&T to help older adults build their digital skills. The self-paced modules cover everything from technology basics to online safety, including tips to recognize and avoid fraud and scams. Senior centers will also provide personalized, one-on-one sessions for older adults who want further assistance.

“In an ever-expanding digital world, we must ensure older adults are not left behind and have equal access to and comfort with digital tools,” said Ramsey Alwin, President and CEO of NCOA.

“Partnering with our extensive network of senior centers, we can reach older adults who can benefit the most from these resources.”

The campaign also will include a series of articles sharing helpful technology tips and access to the AT&T courses, where older adults can complete the modules at their own pace.

“In today’s digital world it’s important for everyone to have a solid understanding of how to navigate and use the latest online platforms,” said Mylayna Albright, AVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T. “We’re committed to helping older adults feel more comfortable using technology in all aspects of their lives including health care, applying for a job, ordering groceries, making utility payments, or any other daily online task that makes their lives easier.”

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives. As part of our company wide commitment to address the digital divide, we launched AT&T Connected Learning® to invest in connectivity and technology, digital literacy and education solutions to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Since 2008, we’ve committed to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.

About NCOA
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. We believe that how we age should not be determined by gender, color, sexuality, income, or ZIP code. Working with thousands of national and local partners, we provide resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy to ensure every person can age with health and financial security. Founded in 1950, we are the oldest national organization focused on older adults. Learn more at and @NCOAging.