What: Ethos’ AgeWell West Roxbury (AWWR) initiative will host the launch party for their latest healthy aging program for seniors called Connected Living, a web-based computer program made expressly for seniors.
When: Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Boston Public Library, West Roxbury Branch, 1960 Centre Street
Who: Governor Deval Patrick
Secretary Ann Hartstein, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Mayor Thomas Menino, City of Boston
Executive Director Dale Mitchell, Ethos
Local area elected officials, community leaders and seniors.
Why: This Party marks the first piloting of this program in a community setting as opposed to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. Created by MyWayVillage, Connected Living offers personal one-to-one training, companionship, elder-friendly technical support and an easy-to-use web-based program. Participants are taught how to communicate with family, friends in their community, professional and family caregivers through the Connected Living secure web-based portal.
Most seniors want to remain living at home so they can remain close to friends, family and church. Since West Roxbury has the highest number of elders living in single-family homes than any other neighborhood in Boston, the opportunity to become isolated and less social is much greater. Many are also not aware of the resources available to them or how to access the services they need. Connected Living is a solution that empowers seniors to access the goods, services and social connections they need to enhance their quality of live and ability to stay in their home longer.