Clarine, a resident at Westminster Retirement Community in Greenville, tuned in to the wedding remotely via Skype, surrounded by her Westminster friends. The community chef generously prepared a cake for the group to enjoy post-ceremony. (View pictures of the party at Holiday Retirement’s Facebook page.)
The “wedding party” is a great example of how today’s technology connects people who are miles apart, and fosters the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate important milestones together, even when travel is not an option. It’s also a great tool for staying in touch, provides a new communication outlet for those with dementia or other memory impairments, and often serves as a means for bridging the gap between generations. Read our posts about the amazing benefits of technology in senior living here:
- Getting Online in Senior Living: Who’s Doing It?
- Students Bridging Technology Gap in Senior Living
- Keeping in Touch with Friends & Family in Assisted Living
- Visiting in Alzheimer’s Care? Bring Your iPad
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