AT&T* recently gave the gift of technology to some of those who need it most. AT&T contributed funds and tablets to the Foundation for Senior Living‘s Adult Day Health Services to help launch its new “Therapeutic Tech” program. The program will use technology to provide much needed therapeutic services to adults of all ages with traumatic brain injuries, dementia and other disorders.
AT&T hosted a holiday-themed event at Phoenix Adult Day Health Services, located in the Monsignor Edward J. Ryle Life Center. At the event, AT&T presented more than $13,000 in technology and a grant to the organization, including 16 new Pantech Element tablets. The donation will help launch the “Therapeutic Tech” program, which will serve around 680 participants across FSL’s four Adult Day Health Services centers.
AT&T volunteers also led a workshop to show how staff and participants can use the tablets technology to access the Internet, play therapeutic games, listen to music, stay connected, and more.
“Technology is constantly evolving to benefit everyone,” said Vicki Martin, vice president and general manager of AT&T Arizona. “At AT&T, our goal is to help people utilize technology to improve their lives, and this program is an excellent example of that.”
The new “Therapeutic Tech” program will be used to help two groups: adults aged 18-55 with traumatic brain injuries, and seniors aged 55 and older who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The program will use the funds for technology-based cognitive therapies, physical therapies, communication services, and allow participants to grow important social support systems while maintaining or improving their own independence. The tablets are adaptable and portable, allowing for use and benefit by everyone in the adult day service centers.
“We’re very thankful that AT&T provided the resources needed to launch this important therapeutic program,” said Guy Mikkelsen, president and CEO of Foundation for Senior Living. “Their donation gives our participants the helpful tools they need to improve the quality of their lives.”
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