Gift of Companionship for an Elderly Father – GeriJoy Offers Father’s Day Promotion

MIT Startup GeriJoy announced today that it is offering a special Father’s Day promotion for its virtual home companion: from June 16 until June 22, the referral code “FATHERS” will give new subscribers a full refund on the first month’s subscription price. Teams of care staff who work around the clock see, hear, and engage with elders through GeriJoy's virtual companions, which take the form of adorable pets, and improve mental health for elders while providing peace of mind for family and caregivers through routine reports.

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GeriJoy Companion: Two illustrations of the GeriJoy Companion running on a tablet: one striking a pose and the other showing an example of a family photo.

GeriJoy Companion

GeriJoy brings joy to geriatrics, and what better Father's Day gift is there than a GeriJoy Companion? It's not only a thoughtful gift for an older father but also a welcome sidekick for the caregiver.

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2013

GeriJoy announced today a special Father's Day promotion. Victor Wang, Founder & CEO of GeriJoy, stated, “GeriJoy brings joy to geriatrics, and what better Father's Day gift is there than a GeriJoy Companion? It's not only a thoughtful gift for an older father but also a welcome sidekick for the caregiver.” The GeriJoy Companion, a literal “talking dog” companion for elderly people, keeps its owner company 24/7 as a way of supplementing family and caregiver interactions. Family members and caregivers have peace of mind through regular reports, and elders benefit from reduced loneliness.

Research shows that loneliness in seniors is a significant risk factor for depression, dementia and even death. Elderly people don’t have to be alone to suffer from loneliness; in fact, feelings of loneliness are highly prevalent in senior care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

To take advantage of GeriJoy’s promotion, valid through the week of Father’s Day, new subscribers for GeriJoy’s virtual home companion may enter the referral code “FATHERS”, which will result in a refund of the first month’s subscription fee, effectively extending the free trial period that GeriJoy ordinarily offers.

About GeriJoy     
GeriJoy Inc. was founded by MIT researchers Victor Wang and Shuo Deng to improve quality of life for seniors and their families through friendly technology. The GeriJoy Companion, their flagship service, is a virtual pet and companion for the elderly that is backed by GeriJoy’s worldwide team of 24/7 care staff. The staff guide the pet’s speech to provide elders with the experience of having an always-available conversational companion that can talk with them about family photos and other information from the Internet. Essentially, the GeriJoy Companion is a talking dog that serves as a helpful family member, not only improving mental health for elders but also providing peace of mind for caregivers. GeriJoy has been recognized by organizations like AARP, TEDMED, and the US Senate as a leading innovator in senior care. The company is based in Cambridge, MA, and is backed by investors such as Blueprint Health and Esther Dyson. To find out more, or to order GeriJoy’s service for your own family or senior care organization, please visit http://www.GeriJoy.com or email info(at)GeriJoy(dot)com.