The home of Kodak, Rochester, NY, is synonymous with photography. In recognition of this and addressing the needs of their residents, Rochester, NY-based Friendly Senior Living announced today that they have installed the Vivid-Pix Memory Station photo digitizing and restoration system to help seniors reminisce and reconnect with loved ones through photography to help reduce dementia. Provided by support from the Kluge Foundation, the program also includes Vivid-Pix “Tell Your Story” Photo Storytelling Classes to help seniors delve into their past. Founded in 1849, Friendly Senior Living communities provide exceptional living and interactive programs to their senior residents, recognized by Newsweek as the #1 nursing homein New York State 2021-2022.
Glen Cooper, President & CEO of Friendly Senior Living, said, “We strive to stay abreast of ways to enhance the lives of our residents and caregivers. We met Vivid-Pix a few years ago and they intrigued us. Following their dementia education study, programming creation, and Vivid-Pix Memory Station announcement, we decided to install into our Cloverwood Senior Living community. Early indication is that residents are enjoying this new feature in our library.”
“By engaging with residents and listening to their insights, we create content that helps them learn and use technology,” described Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix. “Computers are intimidating. By listening to users, creating clear instructions and motivation, we engage residents to do something they want to do – pull photos from the closet and relive cherished memories. We also get to hear wonderful stories!”
- Free and Low-Cost Education & Memory Station
Vivid-Pix continues to expand free and low-cost Vivid-Pix Education, adding to Tell Your Story and Reminisce classes in March with genealogy and senior experts Laura Hedgecock, President, GeneaBloggers and Joshua Freitas, author and Chair, National Institute for Dementia Education. Studying the past of seniors through photography is accomplished with Memory Station, a one-click scanner/software bundle that helps people digitize, restore, and save precious print images without sending them to a scanning service. Memory Station provides supreme simplicity to bring printed photos and documents back to life for future generations.