Today grandPad®, a provider of technology solutions specifically designed for senior citizens, announced the hiring of the company’s Chief Gerontologist, Dr. Kerry Burnight.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 09, 2016
Today, grandPad®, a provider of technology solutions specifically designed for senior citizens, announced the hiring of the company’s Chief Gerontologist, Dr. Kerry Burnight.
A renowned researcher, social entrepreneur, and advocate, Dr. Burnight served as a Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California, Irvine for 17 years. Burnight is the Co-Founder and Director of the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center who leads a team of attorneys, law enforcement officers, social workers, and physicians who wrestle with the county's most difficult cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Together they have served over 1,300 older adults. Burnight is also the founder of Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse. This national non-profit organization is about, and for, elder abuse victims, survivors, and their families. Burnight was recognized for her work by the Department of Justice with the U.S. Victims of Crime Award and has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, Money Matters, and CBS news. In 2014, she was voted OC Register 's Most Influential Person in Orange County for her work in addressing the needs of older Americans and their families.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Burnight join our team,” notes Scott Lien, CEO of grandPad. “As one of the leading experts on aging, Dr. Burnight brings a wealth of experience to grandPad that will accelerate our mission of helping millions of seniors by reconnecting them with their family, friends and caregivers.”
Empowering seniors to connect easily and effortlessly, the grandPad tablet connects to family members via a smartphone app or desktop web portal. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check e-mail messages in real-time, share photos, play games, make phone calls, and much more. There are no confusing buttons, no passwords, or pop-up ads. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier. grandPad is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit https://www.grandpad.net or follow on Twitter @grandpad_social . Live Grand™ with grandPad!