Making a Difference

Our Mission


Buddy4Seniors strives to promote the integration of Voice enabled technology's benefits in senior citizens' lives. The organization works to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation among senior citizens. We utilize the capabilities of voice-activated technology to foster meaningful connections between senior citizens and digital devices that help improve their daily lifestyles. 

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Founder

  Arnav is a junior at American High School in Fremont, CA. He enjoys giving back to the community through a variety of ways. Beyond his efforts in Buddy4Seniors, he has  founded We4U.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of natural disasters and inspiring high school students to contribute to serving the community. He is passionate about helping senior citizens and serves as the president of Teach Seniors Technology, an organization that promotes digital literacy among senior citizens. For fun, Arnav loves watching sports and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan, practicing magic tricks and cooking at home.  Arnav is on a mission to increase awareness among high school students to help underprivileged communities. Arnav believes that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in one’s determination. 

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Our Buddies

Amazon Echo Dot 

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a voice-activated smart speaker that responds to voice commands through an Alexa personal assistant to answer questions, play the news, play music, and hundreds of other tasks.  The device comes with buttons that can manually change the volume, mute the sound or turn off the response mic mechanism. The Echo Dot is compatible with all smart technology paired with Amazon systems and is able to provide an interconnected system of controlling other devices through commands given to the Echo Dot. 

Google Home Mini 

  • Google Home Mini is a voice-activated speaker that uses the built-in Google Assistant to respond to commands the Google Assistant built in. The device operates with touch controls to increase/decrease volume and play/stop sounds. The Google Home Mini is paired with Google Home accessories that include a variety of smart technology connected through the Google Assistant. 

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How the Buddies Help Seniors

  • Health and fitness. 
    • Reminders to go for a walk for 30 minutes, three times a week.
    • Medication reminders
    • Emergency Alert  
  • Knowledge.  
    • Listen to news
    • Listen to sports events
    • Listen to radio shows   
  • Fun & Entertainment
    • Listen to music
    • Listen to stories
    • Play jokes.
    • Play trivia games.

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Our Seniors

We have donated and install the Buddies in various senior residency locations. 

Here are the locations we have helped so far:


Fremont

  • Sisters of the Holy Family, 43543 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 
  • Fremont Hills Assisted Living Facility, 35490 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536 
  • Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536 

Oakland

  • St. Mary's Center, 925 Brockhurst St, Oakland, CA 94608 
  • A Friendly Manor, 2298 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 
  • Christian Church Homes - Bishop Roy, 1027 60th St. Oakland, CA 94609 

Union City

  • Acacia Creek, 34400 Mission Blvd, Union City, CA 94587 

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Our Partners

AARP (American Association of Retired People) - Affiliated with the Social Connectedness Voice-Activated Technology Program promoting support for senior citizens by presenting benefits of voice-activated technology. 


Sequoia Living Center  - Working with organization to facilitate technology programs from Community Tech Network at 14 senior housing units in San Francisco and teach senior citizens how to incorporate the voice-activated  devices in their daily lifestyles. 

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Latest Event (11/21/2019)

Buddy4Seniors successfully installed 10 Amazon Alexa and provided training to Seniors at  A Friendly Manor, Oakland, CA 

Help Our Cause

Your generous donation will fund our mission and help us purchase the devices and donate to the senior citizens.  

https://www.gofundme.com/f/buddy4seniors

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