BDN speaks to Brazee about helping seniors adopt internet services, new technology

The Bangor Daily News interviewed former University of Maine professor Edward Brazee about helping Mainers in the baby-boom generation use the internet and adopt modern technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazee co-founded the company BoomerTECH Adventures in 2015. He and colleagues have helped older Mainers learn how to use Zoom, order groceries online, pay municipal bills, make telemedicine appointments and more. “It went from something where people could learn on their own time, to ‘Oh boy, I’d better figure this out right now,’” said Brazee, who retired from his position as a professor of education in 2014. “I think people have realized that this is how it’s going to be for a long time, and they’d need to learn how to do things online, and quickly.” The publication Government Technology shared the BDN article.