The Thompson House Offers Skype Service To Connect Residents With Loved Ones
Contact: Gina D’Angelo-Mullen
Rhinebeck, NY… A simple computer camera can bridge the distance between elderly residents and their families, which is especially important during the holiday season. To that end, Skype service is now being offered to residents and their families at The Thompson House. Skype is a software application that allows users to make video and voice calls to anyone in the world.
Over the past few weeks and with just a simple laptop computer, residents have connected with family members located in Virginia, Long Island and South Carolina, as well as those vacationing in Aruba! “It’s heartwarming to witness a resident’s face light up when they can actually see and talk with their loved ones, regardless of the distance”, says Sue Close, Activities Director at The Thompson House. “Seeing grandchildren and family members or friends through video calls evokes so much more emotion for our residents”.
For anyone wishing to Skype with their loved one living at The Thompson House, please call the Activities office at 871-3705 and arrangements will be made. For more information about The Thompson House visit www.health-quest.org.