March 07, 2016
Often times, seniors need help with language, memory, comprehension and physical therapy that can change their lives. The Foundation made a Helping today grant to Presbyterian Homes to purchase, “Chet,” as named by the residents. “Chet,” which is the “It’s Never Too Late System” is a touch screen computer that can quiz residents on a variety of subjects such as history, geography and many other topics. The Foundation’s grant enabled the purchase of the computer system so personalized programs can be adapted for the residents’ specific needs.
Steve Brockwell, Corporate Development Director, said, “This computer system, makes such a difference with our residents in helping them improve their memories and comprehension.” Because the first computer system was in such high demand, the Foundation granted dollars for a second system. The computer system can be used as a stand-alone device or with additional interchangeable musical therapy, game and exercise plug-ins. “What really matters is how adaptable the program is for each resident.” The additional machine offers new programs, the ability to create individualized treatment plans and the development and expansion of music, cognitive and physical therapies.