Enliven residents stay connected

Levin Home for War Veterans and Reevedon Home and Village manager Michelle Day (left) and Levin Home resident Liz McEwen receive new tablets from PSC Chief Technology Officer Jono Gan.

Residents at Enliven’s Levin Home for War Veterans and Reevedon Home are thrilled to have two more tablets to use to stay connected with their families and loved ones.

The purchase of the two tablets was made possible thanks to a grant from the Horowhenua District Council’s community support fund.

The importance of keeping in touch was highlighted for all Enliven homes in the Presbyterian Support Central region after doors had to be closed to all visitors when the country moved into Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown.

“With tablets, residents could maintain connection with their family members, friends, and Enliven volunteers, increasing connection and friendship during an isolated time,” says Levin Home for War Veterans and Reevedon Home and Village manager Michelle Day.

Even after lockdown restrictions were lifted, many homes still found a need for the tablets to be used, to help residents catch up with those living overseas or others who couldn’t make it to the home for an in-person visit.

Michelle says the tablets also allow residents to stay up to date with modern methods of keeping in touch, including greater ease of sharing photos and videos with friends and family.

“Providing access to alternative methods of communication is now more important than ever, to ensure our residents feel even safer and more secure in their homes.”

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