Project S.O.A.R.R

Supporting Older Adults through Resources and Relationships

Program Update:

Funding for Project SOARR was provided by the Daniels Fund Foundation for the past two years. We are immensely grateful to them and are proud of the successful development and implementation of Project SOARR. Our Tech Mentors and mentees continue to shine! Although funding is no longer available for this program, we continue to seek alternatives and will be transitioning our work over the coming months to ensure continued support for older adults living in Colorado who wish to learn more about using technology in everyday activities

Project Overview

This project empowered older adults in Colorado by training Tech Mentors to offer specialized technology support, leading to improved social connections and reduced isolation. 

Registered Tech Mentors received access to online and in-person training, printable materials, custom tutorial videos, and practice scenarios crafted by CIDE experts in collaboration with community partners experienced in working with older Coloradans.

A Tech Mentor supports an older woman with a tablet

Our Purpose

The Supporting Older Adults through Relationships and Resources (SOARR) with Technology project was created to reduce the social isolation and loneliness of older adults in Colorado through the application of technology.


Project Milestones


Our team conducted stakeholder engagement surveys, an in-depth literature review, and interviews with subject matter experts.


We created storyboards, instructional content, learning activities and evaluations to prepare tech mentors to support older adults.


Tech mentors participated in comprehensive training, equipping them with the skills, resources, and accessibility knowledge needed to support older adults, particularly those aging into disability.


Ongoing Support

We prioritized continuous mentorship and assistance, ensuring that Tech Mentors remain well-equipped and up-to-date in their ability to provide essential support for older adults in utilizing technology effectively.

Special Thanks

Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)

CU Denver

The Hub, Bioengineering

1224 5th Street

Suite 130

Denver, CO 80204


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