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Engaging Residents in a New Way

By: Commonwealth Senior Living / 05 Feb 2021
Engaging Residents in a New Way

Giving our seniors amazing experiences and spreading joy each day is a top priority. That is why we are excited to have partnered with MyndVR in all of our communities. These virtual reality headsets are a research-supported and senior-focused virtual reality tool that allows users to safely experience the visual sensations of being in a physical location while seated in the comfort of their own community. The system includes a wireless headset with sound and a tablet for facilitating the experience. The associate facilitating is able to see what the resident sees and can make adjustments to their experience. The adventure can also be projected on a Smart TV for group activities. The system includes over 180 experiences and adventures in categories such as educational sessions, music, art, travel, nature, pets and adventures like kayaking or skiing.

Earl Parker, our President and CEO, says "Since our founding in 2002, our team has continuously raised the bar for providing our residents with incredible programming that enhances their quality of life. The introduction of virtual reality to Commonwealth Senior Living demonstrates our commitment to introducing research-based programs that will have a positive impact on our residents and their families." The system allows our associates to engage with our residents in a new way. Especially during a time where social interactions are taking place more and more virtually, MyndVR is another way to bring the outside world to our residents.

Frank, one of our residents in our Charlottesville community, says it "feels like you are right in the midst of such beauty", and "you are able to go to different places and parts of the world while feeling the warmness and presence of someone there with you." We are grateful that our communities have access to this extraordinary technology and to continue to give our residents more meaningful experiences each day from the comfort of our communities.

Families around the world have discovered how to use technology to stay connected. At Commonwealth Senior Living, we are proud to be a part of that trend. If you or someone you know would like the opportunity to explore our lifestyle, please reach out to the community nearest you today. We are here for you.

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