FRIENDSWOOD, TX, March 25, 2011 Seniors In Touch (SIT) announces the execution of a strategic relationship agreement between the company and The National Association of Activities Professionals (NAAP). The two organizations will work together in the ongoing development and marketing of the interactive SIT family communications system, and a portion of every sale will be contributed to help fund NAAP.
“NAAP has a longstanding commitment to improving the quality of life and of care for Seniors. Embracing technology solutions with pioneers like Seniors In Touch is where we need to be moving in the future,” says Irene Taylor, Executive Director, NAAP. “The interactive connection to family that SIT provides to residents of Senior Living facilities is revolutionary.”
“We are excited to serve Senior Living facilities together with NAAP,“ says Brian Lang, Chief Executive Officer, SIT. “For almost 30 years NAAP has provided excellence in support services to Activity Professionals through education, advocacy, technical assistance, promotion of standards, and peer and industry relations. It is an honor to innovate together to facilitate family connections for residents of Senior Living facilities and improve the quality of their lives.”
Free webcams are being given to Senior Living professionals referred by NAAP who sign up to find out more about the SIT system. “We want Activity Directors to experience firsthand how our system is super easy to use and how it immediately connects residents to loved ones,” says Lang. To sign up to receive a webcam and get more information, all members need to do is visit http://seniorsintouch.com/naap.
Lang believes that accrediting organizations and New Media professionals should increasingly work together to introduce best practices and curriculum that train long term care providers not only for the marketing uses of New Media, but also to extend Social Media in ways that connects families and residents. “It’s these kinds of technologies that not only will increase the quality of life for your residents,” he says. “It could also contribute to the length of their stay.”
About Seniors In Touch
Seniors In Touch is a patented family communications product for residents of Senior Living facilities. Utilizing the latest in touch screen computing combined with established communication tools, seniors are able to send text and video messages to persons in their contacts via a secure, user-friendly, touch interface. A camera built into the touch screen with video e-mail technology, creates a simple communications solution for senior adults. Those who wish to type can, but it is not required. Seniors In Touch also provides photo-sharing services and limited Web access for news, weather and sports that is approved by the administrator. The system also includes Life Story. A very unique feature, this allows the senior and their loved ones to create and maintain a living legacy and journal of the senior’s life. A family member serves as the administrator of the Seniors In Touch account to provide approved and safe interaction for the Senior adult.
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Our patented family communications system for residents of Senior Living facilities makes it easy to stay in touch!
Text and Video E-mail Messaging. A camera built into the touchscreen with video e-mail technology creates a simple communications solution for senior adults. Those who wish to type can, but it is not required.
Photo Album. This feature allows for family members to upload photos for immediate viewing by the Senior without the delivery delays of mailing traditional photos. Multiple family members can create photo folders and upload pictures.
News, Weather, and Sports. Seniors can select the zip code from whatever city they'd like to get news, weather, and sports, allowing them to stay in touch with either their local community or one that reflects their roots.
Life Story. A very unique feature, this allows the Senior and their loved ones to create and maintain a living legacy and journal of the senior's life. This story section of Seniors In Touch creates a touchstone for interaction and genealogy for the entire family group.