In an effort to address issues around internet access and the digital divide, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) released a map of local libraries offering internet access via wi-fi signals outside of their buildings.
While some libraries require a passcode or library card to gain access, many of the local libraries offer free guest wi-fi and the map notes, in some locations, where people can get the best signal.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age-and dementia friendly communities, councils on aging and other stakeholders in the network to promote this map to older adults and others who are in need of an internet connection. MHAC is grateful to the MBLC for their partnership in helping support older adults.
If you promote or support age-friendly work and help older adults gain access to local library wi-fi, please contact us and let us know.