Tuesday, October 29, 2024

4:30-5:30 p.m

I. Virtual Reality: Breaking Down Barriers Across the Continuum

The National Institute on Aging’s THRIVE study demonstrates that virtual reality technology can decrease social isolation, build connections across physical distances, and improve holistic health for older adults. This session will explore the study’s finding that virtual reality technology can enhance quality of life by connecting older adults in senior living communities with family members. Presenters will also highlight two THRIVE pilot programs that use virtual reality technology to connect older adults living at home with their peers in senior living communities. Presenters will explain the potential these pilot programs hold for building relationships across the continuum and re-envisioning senior living sales by encouraging prospective residents to engage with current residents through daily programming.

  • Kyle Rand, Co-Founder & CEO, Rendever
  • Kate Granigan, CEO, LifeCare Advocates
  • David Siegelman, Vice President, Rehabilitation Services, Hebrew Home at Riverdale - RiverSpring Living