Virtual Senior Center Enhances Lives of Homebound Seniors

Written By: Kim Hong - Nov• 14•12

An incredible story about how technology is helping seniors stay connected with loved ones. You might want to grab a box of tissues before watching this video!

A partnership with Microsoft, IN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) and Selfhelp uses technology to create a Virtual Senior Center to help residents connect with loves ones in the community, nation and around the world. IN2L has placed its product in more than 800 nursing homes, assisted living communities and adult day programs so far.

“Seniors are empowered to connect and communicate online, to immerse themselves in rich multimedia experiences, to play, to explore, create, to revisit and document their histories. In short, to be engaged in a multitude of ways that help them remain physically and mentally active.

IN2L uses an easy touch-screen interface that allows each resident to have their own profile that they can access just by touching the screen. Touching picture-based icons on the screen gives the individual access to a wide variety of experiences, games and therapies, including simulation programs like driving, flying and biking.” - Mel Fabrikant, The Paramus Post

***A special thanks to Microsoft for teaming up with SeniorNet to support our mission in bringing technology to seniors! This partnership includes workshops,  teaching tools, curriculum and materials for SeniorNet centers to share with members, students and center visitors .  This gracious effort including the Windows 7 operating system grant, along with their previous grants and grants from other major sponsors has positioned SeniorNet to be the leader in providing computer training to seniors in the United States.


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