Resident Services Director Christine Nash demonstrates music-making with the tablet’s keyboard to enthralled resident Donald Koegler.
Staying connected. Learning new skills. Surfing the Internet. A new iPad class debuted at Allerton House Assisted Living Community at Hancock Park in Quincy and residents couldn’t be more excited. Just as Apple Computer began selling the latest version of the iconic tablet, seniors at Allerton House were adopting the technology for fun and learning. They composed music on the keyboard display; played the Scrabble-like game “WORDS with friends;” checked for weather and news updates and asked a lot of questions.
Part of the assisted living community’s Computer & Technology Club, the new iPad class is led by Resident Services Director Christine Nash. She says seniors adapt easily to cutting-edge technologies because they want to keep mentally challenged and up-to-date on “what’s new.” Next up for the weekly iPad class: new magazine subscriptions to be read on the mobile device.
Allerton House at Hancock Park is part of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s continuum of care in Quincy. In addition to the assisted living community, the continuum features Hancock Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, with a dedicated Alzheimer’s Care Center. For more information or to schedule a complimentary luncheon and tour at Allerton House, contact Kelly Richards at email@example.com