A resident plays tic-tac-toe on “It’s Never 2 Late” software with the assistance of a MorningStar Senior Living staff member.
Ah, technology. Even on the days when we pull our hair over apps and updates, glitches and crashes, we can’t imagine life without its technological bells and whistles.
Increasing numbers of seniors are as savvy (and addicted) as younger generations to all these devices and gadgets. Then again, there are as many seniors for whom screens and keyboards, and even the worldwide web, remain mysterious and befuddling.
Enter “It’s Never 2 Late,” software that makes the digital world pleasurable, engaging and therapeutic for seniors of all ages and abilities. MorningStar Senior Living is proud to offer this revolutionary technology in all of our homes, including MorningStar at Jordan.
With the press of a touchscreen, seniors can access an intuitive, picture-based library containing 3,000 options for social and spiritual connection, intellectual and physical stimulation, emotional support and vocational interests.
For travel bugs, there’s a virtual bike ride (you provide the pedal power) through (virtually!) whatever landscape you choose. For aviators, there’s a flight simulator. For creative types, an interactive art studio. Celebrate family connectivity through Skype and simplified emails. There are physical fitness options that stretch far beyond Sit & Fit. Try yoga, Tai Chi or musical strength and balance routines.
Cognitive stimulation is delivered through games and quizzes to stimulate memory, attention, language, executive function and visual/spatial acuity. Specially for the memory-impaired, iN2L offers content categorized to reflect differing levels of cognition as it entertains, calms and stimulates.
One instant hit is Google Earth. Seeing satellite photos of their hometown, and the streets of their childhood leave our residents giddy. “Look! There’s mother and dad’s old house…oh my goodness!”
And because MorningStar is all about personalization, we appreciate “My Page.” Through this portal, residents can build (with our help or a family member’s) activities suited to their liking and ability as they share their history, preferences and personality.
Honestly, what more could you ask in technological benefits…boost your health, stay connected and engaged, stimulate mind, stir your heart, and laugh out loud. Find it here at MorningStar at Jordan.
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