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You are here Keeps Seniors Connected Over Video Chat

PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) APRIL 08, 2020, an innovative video chat platform, known for its ease of use and accessibility, announced today that it is offering free use of its tools until June 1 for organizations that provide services to older adults. The platform supports the current demand for these organizations to facilitate communication without face-to-face interaction. uses the latest web-based video chat technology, which means that no downloads or logins are ever required to participate. It works well for small meetings between family and friends, as well as large events for organizations to offer social engagement opportunities, disseminate information, and host workshops.

During this crisis, many organizations who provide support to older adults already find’s platform invaluable. Alex Glazebrook, Director of Operations at Older Adult Technology Services (OATS), has led efforts to bring their programming online. “For the last several months, we have successfully hosted several events on, where the older adults we serve were able to easily participate on video chat from their homes. With the outbreak preventing in-person events, we have found no platform better equipped than to support and maintain social connectedness among our members.”’s design is the result of rigorous testing, funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award. The related studies have proven its usability to enhance social connections and engagement among older adults.

As Laurie Orlov, Founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch, noted, “It is important work because social isolation is common in older adults and has profound effects on health outcomes, including early mortality and possibly the onset of dementia.”

Connecting in Times of Social Distancing
During this extraordinary period of confinement and isolation, adults of any age can effortlessly engage over video chat with family, friends, and colleagues. All it takes is One Click. Organizations like Senior Living Facilities and Home Care Providers can start the simple process of signing up by visiting:

About was designed by a cross-generational team based in Philadelphia. Visit to learn more.

Thursday, April 9, 2020


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