Boardman’s Neil, Vince and Lucas Bevacqua start out enterprise that now assists senior citizens navigate technology for free of charge

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Three family users from Boardman have started out a new know-how coaching company for senior citizens. The trio is even assisting individuals for free of charge, thanks to a $10,000 grant.

Wednesday afternoon, Vince Bevacqua and his two sons Neil and Lucas explained how the enterprise plan for Family members Tech Join commenced with their grandfather.

“I’d been serving to him with a lot of his technical troubles and he experienced normally advised turning this into a enterprise,” Lucas reported.

Family members Tech Link allows senior citizens use technological know-how — almost everything from sending an email to placing up a Good Television.

“For us, it may possibly seem to be like the least complicated point in the environment, but people genuinely do struggle and it’s our hope that we make an impact,” Neil claimed.

“We have personal 1-on-a single support, we have courses, we have phone assistance and we provide machine curation as effectively. We produced it so that no matter what the want is, we can address it,” Vince explained.

News viewers might keep in mind Vince from his times anchoring 33 WYTV Information. He’s now a communications guide, together with starting off this new business.

“That’s definitely what our solutions are about — connecting with spouse and children, connecting with buddies, connecting with corporations, connecting with medical professionals, mainly because telehealth visits are starting to be enormous,” Vince said.

Recently, Lucas taught persons at Youngstown’s Park Vista retirement heart how to set up a Gmail account.

In a team location like Park Vista’s, Spouse and children Tech Join fees $35 a particular person. Specific coaching is $55 an hour and for $100, they’ll enable people get and set up their products.

But now, simply because of the grant from Route Residence of Jap Ohio, every thing is free in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties.

“It’s completely underwritten, so any senior 60 and over in the 4-county area that would like to have our expert services can get them for cost-free. It’ll value them zero pounds,” Vince stated.

The Bevacquas know of no other business enterprise in the United States that does what they do, so the risk of enlargement is infinite.

They understand their shoppers won’t be with them lengthy-expression nevertheless, that eventually, the mass pool of seniors needing assistance with know-how will close and, at that position, they say they’ll go on to the upcoming option.