Dreamweaver Foundation expands nationwide to help more seniors stay in touch with loved ones using GrandPad® technology
The nonprofit will now reach seniors in need of more social engagement in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Omaha, Neb. (Feb. 3, 2022)—Dreamweaver Foundation, a Nebraska-based nonprofit, announced an expanded partnership with GrandPad®, bringing its Connecting Hope program to meet the needs of seniors across the entire U.S. and Puerto Rico. Providing isolated and lonely seniors with a GrandPad tablet has resulted in hundreds of strengthened and meaningful ties to family, friends and caregivers through this senior-friendly technology.
“One of our GrandPad recipients contacted us recently to share her heartfelt gratitude for our help during one of the most difficult times of her life. She couldn’t imagine going through COVID-19, her husband’s illness and recent passing without her GrandPad from Dreamweaver Foundation. She didn’t feel so alone and could be in touch with her family. This is exactly why we work to provide GrandPad tablets to seniors in need,” said Cheri Mastny, executive director of Dreamweaver Foundation.
Since Dreamweaver Foundation announced the initial partnership with GrandPad it has donated 200 GrandPad tablets to older adults in 25 states.
“The growth and expansion of the Dreamweaver Foundation is critically important as the pandemic continues to keep terminally ill seniors more isolated than ever,” said Scott Lien, co-founder and CEO of GrandPad. “Our team at GrandPad is proud to support the Dreamweaver mission and to improve the quality of life for terminally ill seniors by keeping them safely and simply connected with their families, friends, and caregivers.”
The GrandPad tablet is easy to use and comes with built-in 4G LTE connectivity, advanced security features, ergonomic design, large icons, crisp screen resolution, and two front-facing speakers. Each GrandPad tablet comes with 24/7/365 personalized support for troubleshooting and questions. Loved ones and caregivers can connect to the platform through the GrandPad Companion App when added by a designated administrator. The app is available on Android and iOS.
“It is a direct connection to video chat and share memories with family and friends as often as they’d like. We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of GrandPad and our generous donors who have made it possible for us to reach more seniors with this incredible gift. Staying socially active and feeling connected to your community and loved ones is life-changing for our seniors, especially those who are experiencing immense feelings of loneliness and depression that sometimes come with a terminal and chronic illness,” said Mastny.
Those who would like to nominate a senior to receive a GrandPad, or to make a monetary donation to help fund the Dreamweaver Foundation Connecting Hope mission, can learn more at dreamweaver.org.