(Article) 'Trying to honor her': After losing grandmother to COVID-19, Oregon woman vows to help seniors get vaccinated

An Oregon woman is doing what she can to break down the technological barriers that may challenge seniors trying to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Author: Maggie Vespa
Published: 6:35 PM PST February 5, 2021
Updated: 6:45 PM PST February 5, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When Monday's window for booking vaccine appointments opens, it will put tech and computer skills for Oregonians, 80 years old and over, to the test. That is, assuming they have computers at all.

Elizabeth Kennedy-Midkiff can only think about how overwhelmed her grandmother would have been.

"She was 95, had never had a computer and didn't know how to use a computer," she said in an interview Friday.

Adding to her struggle with technology, Patricia Grinnell was deaf when, in December, she passed away at an assisted living facility in Hillsboro. She'd been...

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