A Liberty Station-based Realtor is helping local seniors set up their COVID vaccination appointments.
“It’s hard enough for those of us who know their way around computers, but for elderly people who aren’t computer savvy, it’s even harder,” said Sylvia Lange of Coldwell Banker West at 2468 Historic Decatur.
Lange helped several seniors at Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church sign up for vaccination appointments. She has since posted on a Point Loma Next Door social media offering to assist seniors with facilitating appointments.
“Even though vaccinations are available for their age groups, many seniors still don’t know how to navigate their computers to find out the information,” Lange said. “It was just breaking my heart.”
Lange has been amazed by the positive reaction she’s gotten from those she’s helped.
“Their gratitude was unbelievable,” she said. “You’d have thought I’d given them a kidney. They were just so happy to get help. It’s been very rewarding to help them get appointments.”
Lange pointed out many seniors face a double whammy in being fearful of the virus, and not being computer literate enough to be able to set up their own appointments online.
“They just need help with the digital stuff,” Lange said. “It’s just too much for them.”
The Realtor said she is not working for, or affiliated with, any organization.
“It’s just me here with my laptop,” she said.
Those wishing to reach out to Lange for assistance can email her at email@example.com.