Masonic Care Community Partners with Boilermaker Road Race to Assist Resident Programming

(Apr. 21, 2016)

Masonic Care Community partnered with the Boilermaker for the first time as a proud charity bib participant last year. 10 runners raised money to assist in the purchase of a new product that will in enhance the resident programming at the Masonic Care Community. Today the new product was unveiled.

This new product is called Linked Senior and is used to enhance the wellness of those residents in the long term care facility through the resident activities program. Linked Senior is cloud based dementia and therapy engagement software. Through the use of touch screen hardware residents, staff and family members can access content and experiences tailored for seniors. Some of the features include games, puzzles, visual experiences for reminiscence, educational and therapy tools. The service and be used in large or smalls groups, 1 on 1, for cognitive, occupational, physical and speech therapy and for unlimited intergenerational interaction among families. The Linked Senior Program addresses the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and physical aspects of wellness with their product.

Linked Senior can be connected to a touch screen kiosk in common areas of MCC. It is connected 24/7 to the Internet. Being web based, the content is constantly and automatically updated. The kiosk can pull on interests, such as a time period for those who suffering with Dementia, personal interest such as gardening, or a particular music that a resident would enjoy talking about or would find soothing. Families' members in other long term care settings have found this to be very helpful in initiating conversations with their loved ones.

"We are thankful to Boilermaker Road Race for the opportunity to partner with them again this coming year. Our runners are motivated to run in honor and memory often of a loved one. Some run in honor of our residents who can no longer run themselves. It is with the financial support of organizations such as the Boilermaker, that continue to make the Masonic Care Community known for its high quality of care that is provided to the residents" stated Victoria Cataldo, Director of Development.

The Masonic Care Community offers a full spectrum of senior living options including independent living, home care, adult residential services, short and long term rehabilitation, a specialized cardiac care program in the rehabilitation unit and full skilled nursing. To learn more about the services or giving opportunities visit www.mccny.com.

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