If you’ve had to care for an aging parent or grandparent, you know how hard it is to think about moving them to a retirement home. Moving to a new place with unfamiliar people is stressful enough at a young age — it’s not something that gets easier with age! The experience can be confusing and frightening for those struggling with dementia, and it can be very isolating for older folks with limited mobility.
That’s why we love what the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is doing! They’re using technology the way we were always told it was meant to be used — to keep people connected and make their lives easier. At their homes around California, seniors are being introduced to the tech of today, and it’s resulting in smiles all around!
Not too long ago, I spoke with Davis Park, the director of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, to find out a little bit more about their latest program — a tablet that’s helping seniors stay happy and connected!