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Introducing Golden MacPacsDesigned Exclusively for Senior Living Providers.   A Ready-to-Operate, Low cost, Wireless Computer Lab (training & installation included.)

It is not enough for a great nation merely to have added new years to life - our objective must be also to add new life to those years.               President John F. Kennedy

In cooperation with  Apple computers and HP, The Launch Pad is pleased to offer the Golden Apple Program to help bring seniors to computing and computing to seniors.  Designed for senior centers and living providers, this program is available to assisted and independent living facilities throughout Florida.  The Golden Apple Program delivers an installed and ready-to-operate wireless Mac computer lab called a “MacPac” to your facility.  The starter MacPac includes 2 (wireless) networked 17” iMacs or Mac Minis, printer, Webcam, all software installed and unlimited e-mail accounts for your facility. Setup & training are provided. Easily installed in club houses or activity rooms, your residents can immediately enjoy the benefits of e-mail, Internet, digital photography, color printing and many other computing tools in an easy-to-use platform. MacPacs can be customized to meet the needs of your organization. 

For complete program information, contact Sales 813-448-1700 ext. 202.

Seniors and Computers - A Few Facts:

74% of those 65 and over do not have Internet access and 50% of those between the ages of 50 and   64 do not go online. In comparison, 65% of those under age 30 have Internet access. Source: Pew  Americans 65 and older are the lowest users of the Internet. Only 16% (5.6 million out of 34.7    million) regularly use the Internet, compared to a overall national average of 44%, and 32% for kids,   55% for teenagers and 94% for college students. Source: Jupiter Communications, Assessing    the Digital Divide, May 24, 2000

Only 1 in 5 people over age 70 have ever used a computer.
 Only 15% of people over 70 can access the Internet.

One in 10 seniors who do not have Internet access at home or work say that they sometimes access   the Internet from another location such as a friends’ or relatives’ house or a public library.

78% of people over age 70 said they would be more inclined to use a computer if they knew    someone would be there to help them along the way. Source: Dell/Bruskin Goldring. Older   Americans and Computer Use, Quick Facts, May 11, 1999

The Golden Apple Program can help you attract new residents, improve the quality of life for those residents and make strides toward closing the gap in the digital divide.

For complete program details please contact Ilene Rosoff, Golden Apple Program Coordinator at or 813-448-1700 extension 206

  • Golden Apple Program Brochure
  • eMac Data Sheet
  • AirPort Base Station Data Sheet
  • HP Printer Data Sheet
  • HP Camera Data Sheet
  • AppleCare one-sheet

Here is what The Golden Apple has to offer your residents and your  facility:   
Key Program Points

Benefits to Residents

  • E-mail/Webcams offer an excellent communication tool for keeping in touch with family/friends.
  • Access to new skills and activities increase engagement, interest and mental      acuity. All Macs come with accessibility settings for accommodating special needs.
  • Use the Web to keep up with current events, research health topics and gain access   to the    vast resources of information available on the Internet.
  • Interact online with other seniors through bulletin boards and chat groups. 
  • Share experiences with young people by participating in the many classroom programs that   connect students and seniors.
  • Enjoy games like solitaire, chess, majong and bridge.
  • Record oral histories, research genealogy and create family trees.
  • Use the digital camera to easily take and share photos with family and friends via e-mail or   PhotoSmart color printing (the digital camera can send pictures directly to the printer).
  • Research pricing and shop online.  Send gifts to family and friends.

Benefits to Facility

  • A ready-to-operate computer lab with low maintenance, easy-to-use Apple computers.
  • The Golden Apple Program is an excellent marketing tool to draw residents to your facility or   organization.
  • The program also offers a unique public relations tool to build good will, involve others in   the community and gain exposure for your facility by sharing your success stories.
  • As a Golden Apple Project member you’ll have full use of our marketing materials for     your Website, brochures and other marketing venues  for your organization.
  • We can train your activities director, work with your IT department and offer an easy-to-   follow program for getting your residents involved and enjoying their new computer lab.
  • Apple computers are known for their reliability, ease of use for the newcomer and excellent   support.
  • As a local, community-based organization, The Launch Pad can offer service, support and an   onsite presence when needed to insure your computer lab and technology program functions   smoothly.

The starter MacPac includes:

2 - 17” iMacs w/built-in Wireless Cards (all-in-one design includes keyboard, mouse, speakers and DVD/CD-RW)
2 - Mac Minis w/built-in Wireless Cards ( keyboard, mouse,  speakers and monitor sold separately

AirPort Extreme Base Station (wireless networking & web)

HP PhotoSmart Printer

Logitech QuickCam Pro Webcam

Domain Name setup and 50 e-mail accounts for your facility using the domain of your choosing (additional accounts can be added upon request).

Installation, preconfigured network and wireless setup plus 1 year Manufacturer Hardware warranty (**extended AppleCare Protection available).

All software included and preinstalled. 

Starter MacPac with iMacs - $3699.00
Starter MacPac with MacMinis - $2699.00

MacPac Add-in Options:

1) 17” 1.83Ghz iMac w/Airport Wireless Card, 512mb, 160 gig hd & SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW) - $1279

2) Mac Mini 1.53Ghz iMac w/Airport Wireless Card, 512mb, 60 gig hd & Combo Drive) - $579 ($779 w/Windows XP Pro preinstalled for dual boot.)

3) HP PhotoSmart Digital    Camera - $159

4) HP PhotoSmart 6180 Color    Printer - $199

5) Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000  - $89.00

6) *AppleCare 3-Year Extended      Protection - $149.00 (per iMac or Mini)

7) Office 2004 Standard Edition - $379, Pro Edition - $439, Student & Teacher Edition - $149 (plus $50.00 rebate)

* Any additional Apple Desktop or Notebook system part of the current apple product line can be added into your MacPacs

 For complete program information, contact Sales 813-448-1700 ext. 202.

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