Each year, our Good Neighbor Awards honor some of our most dedicated neighbors. They volunteer their time to help seniors and people with disabilities get the resources and support they need to age and thrive in their own homes and neighborhoods. We are delighted to honor Jasper as our 2020 Good Neighbor Honoree for Neighborhood Tech Connection.
Jasper Chen is the grandson many seniors need around: the tech wizard.
For more than a year, this high-school student has volunteered at the computer class at Excelsior Community Center on Saturday afternoons. He taught seniors how to use a computer and cellphones and solve their technical problems.
He’s very patient with seniors, and he is bilingual in English and Chinese. He can even speak the dialect which some seniors speak, which they really appreciate.
On top of that, Jasper also helps Wansa when she encounters some problems that she couldn’t solve herself. He teaches her some valuable skills, which she can pass on to seniors.