Connecting Seniors During Covid

Staying connected with the elderly during this difficult time is super important! Covid-19 has had a major impact on the senior community: they are vulnerable to the virus so, extra precautions have to be taken to protect them. However, this has led to a decrease in community, communications and activities for the senior citizens.  

Catholic Health LIFE provides services to over 273 participants, prior to Covid-19 many for these seniors attended the program’s adult day centers with an attendance of 75 a day where the seniors  were able to socialize with their peers and staff. Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of this population attendance is down to only 10 a day in order to implement appropriate infection control and social distancing protocols. PACE has been exploring ideas on how they can reach the seniors that are not able to come in. The best product on the market that can bring this community together is the GrandPad.

GrandPad® is designed with seniors in mind – the innovative device comes with features for connecting with loved ones, without the complicated features of other tablets. The large buttons and intuitive interface make the GrandPad a simple tablet for seniors who are ready to start video chatting and sharing memories with family and friends around the world.

We are starting this Fundraiser, to raise money to buy these GrandPads for PACE, so they can be given to seniors to stay connected during COVID-19. Every dollar donated is one connection closer to being able to supply these great resources to senior citizens.

For more information about the PACE program and the GrandPads, please follow the links below!

https://www.grandpad.net/
https://www.chsbuffalo.org/services/life
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Donations

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  • Elaine Cherney 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jessica Darcy  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Lori Cannon 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Carla Figueiredo- Hailey 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Donna Millan 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Tyler Dlouhy 
Organizer
Buffalo, NY
Catholic Health System Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly 
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