Older Adults Get Online and Connected at The Lakes at Litchfield Retirement Community

Members Now Able to Improve their Wellness by Staying Active and Connected to Technology

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Member Ginger Cullen and her daughter, Deborah O'Brien, skype Ginger's grandson who is away at college.

Pawleys Island, SC (PRWEB) November 02, 2013

ConnectedLiving®, the leader in bridging seniors and technology, is launching at The Lakes at Litchfield retirement community this week.

The Lakes at Litchfield’s members can now get online using a secure and easy-to-use web based social network, coupled with customized trainings and support. Members have their own personal home page and can select from a variety of activities including email, sharing and viewing photographs, vetted website search and shopping, recording stories, and much more.

Ultimately, The Lakes at Litchfield’s members will gain new computer skills, improved communications with family and friends and enjoy the increased health benefits from socialization.

“The Lakes at Litchfield firmly believes that at any point in one’s life and regardless of their age or condition, their quality of life can improve,” said Jacque Richardson, The Lakes at Litchfield’s Executive Director. “More than any other factor, socialization with loved ones directly correlates to our members’ overall happiness and satisfaction with their life. Through our partnership with ConnectedLiving, we can provide our members with a highly interactive platform which gives them an opportunity to communicate more often with those they hold dear.”

ConnectedLiving will be offered throughout every neighborhood of The Lakes at Litchfield, which offers the full continuum of care. In addition, family members can set up their own page to maintain contact with their loved ones no matter where they live.

“I am thrilled that we are bringing our members and their families such an exciting new program! Participation in the program is totally complimentary and encourages our members to use a computer in a fun way that enables them to stay connected with family and friends online. The benefits are great!” adds Richardson.

ConnectedLiving ambassadors will visit and spend time at The Lakes at Litchfield weekly to offer enrichment programming, computer learning, and one-on-one support for residents. Remote support for residents, family members and community staff will be available 7 days a week through the ConnectedLiving Center located in Quincy, MA.

“We had a vision five years ago – that if we could help seniors ‘cross the digital divide’ … that we would not only impact their quality of life, but also that of the entire family and extended community,” said Sarah Hoit, CEO and Co-Founder of ConnectedLiving.

The Lakes at Litchfield is excited to be the only community in Georgetown County to launch this award-winning product.

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About ConnectedLiving
Founded in 2007, ConnectedLiving® is helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives by combining simplified technology with high-touch personal support. Through the award-winning ConnectedLiving Network, a cloud-based social platform designed specifically for the senior living industry, the company brings together seniors, their families, and community administrators in a secure, private online community. Coupled with the company’s unique approach to training and support, ConnectedLiving integrates social networking, distance learning, community menus and calendars, and an extensive administrator dashboard to help get entire communities online and connected. ConnectedLiving has been adopted by the most recognized thought-leaders in both the private senior living industry and the public housing authorities across the country. http://www.connectedliving.com

About The Lakes at Litchfield
The Lakes at Litchfield is an all-inclusive, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on Pawleys Island, S.C. The community’s care-free lifestyle helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenance-free living, daily fine dining, weekly housekeeping, a nationally recognized wellness program and continuing-care health services. Members can choose from a variety of floor plans including single-family cottage homes and condominium-style villas. Assisted-living, memory-care and skilled-nursing rooms are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about The Lakes at Litchfield is located at http://www.Lakes-Litchfield.com.


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