Sen. Kelly, Rep. Scott, Local Officials Welcome Donation to Monroe Senior Center

October 7, 2021


PICTURED: Kim Cassia, Director if Monroe Senior Center; Jennifer Young, Director Government Affairs, Charter Communications; Town Council Chairman Jonathan Formichella; State Representative Tony Scott; State Senator Kevin Kelly


MONROE, CT – On Tuesday, the Monroe Senior Center celebrated a donation of $2,500 and 10 Chromebooks from Spectrum to support the launch of its new digital education programming.


State Senator Kevin Kelly, State Representative Tony Scott and Town Council Chairman Jonathan Formichella joined Kimberly A. Cassia, director of Monroe Community and Social Services and representatives from Spectrum to welcome the donation to the Monroe Senior Center.


“The pandemic has shown us the importance of connectivity, especially for seniors and vulnerable individuals. This investment in the Monroe Senior Center is a positive way to modernize education and help seniors in our community stay connected. I thank Spectrum for this generous donation and look forward to seeing it support the good work at Monroe Senior Center,” said Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly.


“This donation will support Monroe’s seniors with the technology and training they need to stay connected in our ever-changing world,” said State Representative Tony Scott. “We are truly grateful for the work our community and corporate partners are doing every day to conquer the digital divide and help foster a more connected Connecticut.”


“We are excited to receive this wonderful gift from Spectrum to help our seniors in a variety of ways: to stay connected to family and friends in a time where isolation and depression affecting them is at an all-time high; to help them with their computer needs whether it be helping with applications, computer operations or navigating the internet and email,” said Kimberly A. Cassia, director of Monroe Community and Social Services.


“I am so thankful to Spectrum for this generous gift,” said First Selectman Ken Kellogg. “This will help our senior residents by providing new opportunities to learn how to navigate technology, while also giving them direct access by providing these Chromebooks that our Senior Center will be able to loan out on an individual basis. I look forward to our Senior Center implementing these new programs, all of which are made possible by this donation.”


“Spectrum is proud to lend support to organizations, like Monroe Senior Center, and the important work they do in communities,” said Camille Joseph, Group Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”

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