Technology Center Donated to Connect Seniors and Families

Shepherds CareCovid-19 has taken a toll on all of us, but there is one group of people has been affected the most – senior adults in assisted living and memory care communities. Since the lock downs began earlier this year, many seniors have lived in isolation. Some could even call it solitary confinement. Earlier this year, Elder Source Senior Ministries received a small grant from Circle 555 Greenville to cover the costs of providing some relief for our seniors through technology. The grant will cover the costs of two Technology Centers.

Last week Stan Means (Elder Source Senior Ministries) and Bill Vicary (Just Call Bill) donated a Technology Center to Shepherd’s Care Assisted Living Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The Technology Center, consisting of a new 50” Smart TV, iPad, and mobile stand, will enable the Shepherd’s Care staff to connect residents with their family and friends through technology. Hours of spiritual content (short devotions and hymns) are also included through the free Elder Source Senior Ministries App. “This is an amazing opportunity and will help our residents be spiritually engaged and have the ability to see and visit with their families," Eric Thompson, Administrator, Shepherd’s Care.

"The Circle 555 donation allowed us (Elder Source Senior Ministries) to partner with Just Call Bill and cover the cost of the Technology Center. Shepherd’s Care is the first community to receive a technology center, and we are looking for other deserving communities and financial sponsors.” Stan Means, president, Elder Source Senior Ministries.

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