Test Driving Technology for Seniors

Residents of Browning Masonic Community’s new Water’s Edge Villas are testing technology new to the campus. Breezie, a company dedicated to bringing the benefits of computer use to seniors, has partnered with Samsung to create a tablet with an easy-to-use interface. The goal in introducing Breezie to Browning is to bring information, photos, email, video and more to the user at the touch of a button. Every tablet has been pre-loaded with applications personalized to the user. Not only are Breezie users able to access Facebook, Netflix and Skype, but each tablet can feature favorite games, cooking, travel and sports apps or other special interests. Additionally, Browning has worked with Breezie to create content specific to the campus, allowing residents to view weekly menus, activities, newsletters and even a transportation request form. Life Enrichment Director, Michele Kipplen says the residents at Browning have been very receptive to Breezie. As technology has become more and more integrated into our everyday lives, seniors have started showing the desire to stay connected as well. With a Breezie tablet grandchildren can easily video chat with their grandparents from across the country, seniors can use the Internet to research their next vacation spot and even ordering a pizza is a breeze!

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