Jill Steinberg Discusses OATS Pro Bono Work with Bloomberg Law
Health Care partner Jill Steinberg was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article highlighting her “instrumental” work in the opening of the Senior Partner Exploration Center in New York, a site devoted to helping older New Yorkers learn technology. Construction partner Andrew Ross was also credited with providing counsel during the facility’s design and build-out.
The center is the brainchild of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), a nonprofit whose mission is help seniors harness the power of technology to create transformational change by increasing their social and civic connectedness, strengthening their finances, improving their health and wellness, and opening up new pathways for creative expression and lifelong learning.
Bloomberg reported that “the new 2,500-square-foot storefront site provides free use of desktop and laptop computers, Skype connectivity, smart devices and even gaming consoles for older adults, as well as classes.” Ms. Steinberg, who joined the OATS board in 2010, said the building is believed to be “the first senior center geared toward technology in the country.”
“I’m a health care attorney and interested in technology,” said Ms. Steinberg. “This is like getting fixed up on a date — you know when it’s right. It’s a melding of my skills and my interests. I don’t know if it’s unusual to find this in pro bono work, but it’s terrific when you do.”
The new facility was completed in early January, and is located at 127 West 25th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.