Birdsong offers eight thousand unique, engaging content experiences, including video chat, music, classic tv shows, videos, travel, and fun brain fitness exercises and memory games.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, March 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — As new cases of coronavirus increase, daily and have now surpassed 400,000, aging seniors find free support and engagement options with the web-based version of the award-winning, popular Birdsong Tablet. To help older adults and their families connect during this period of social distancing and isolation and counter their isolation and boredom, this unique offer is made possible by the innovation division of faith-based, non-profit Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. Available to everyone, account set-up is quick and easy. Visit www.birdsongtablet.com to create a free account using only a name and email address. Access to a web browser is all that is required, and the website will work on any technology device. Birdsong is offering the service and access for free in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. No credit card data is collected, and the $19 monthly fee is waived for the web version of the Birdsong Tablet.
Designed to help aging seniors connect to their families and to the world around them, Birdsong offers eight thousand unique, engaging content experiences, including video chat, music, classic tv shows, videos, travel, and fun brain fitness exercises and memory games. The vast content has been curated and selected especially for older adults to keep them engaged, entertained and connected to family, friends, and caregivers. The site has the same user-friendly navigation system found on the Birdsong Tablet for seniors, which is designed especially for those with limited technology experience, physical, or cognitive limitations. Large picture-based icons, large font sizes, and a permanent home button are just some of Birdsong’s accessibility features. The content is diverse to serve and respect all user capability levels.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those at greatest risk for severe illness include people aged 65 years and older, people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Other at-risk groups include people with high-risk health conditions including chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, those with serious heart conditions and people who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment patients.
About the Birdsong Tablet
Developed by Birdsong, the Innovation Division of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, the award-winning Birdsong Tablet touch-screen tablet is the gateway to hundreds of hours of engaging content designed especially for seniors, including games, music, movies, television shows, travel documentaries, and so much more. Birdsong is dedicated to creating the best technology experience for aging seniors and is committed to its three core values of affordability, simplicity and engaging content. The first affordable, touchscreen tablet designed specifically for aging seniors earned its name from the groundbreaking Birdsong Research Studies between Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Virginia Wesleyan University. The objective of the studies was to determine if bedside electronic engagement tablets could both improve the quality of life for older adults while lowering stress for their caregivers. The Birdsong Tablet is named in honor of Sue and George Birdsong who funded the research that created the tablet and software. For more information, visit www.birdsongtablet.com or www.facebook.com/BirdsongLife
About Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a non-profit Life Plan community located steps away from the Chesapeake Bay. The community offers a full complement of beachfront residences, an active, resort-style lifestyle and exceptional services and amenities. In addition to a wide array of independent living options, which are home to more than 75 percent of Westminster-Canterbury’s residents, individuals can access a full continuum of care − independent living, rehabilitation, assisted living, nursing care and specialized care for dementia and Alzheimer’s − with no increase to their basic monthly fees. This provides residents and their families the greatest financial security, value and peace of mind. Created by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, Westminster-Canterbury on the Chesapeake Bay is a Life Plan retirement community that serves older adults of all beliefs, their families. For more information, visit www.wcbay.com or www.facebook.com/WestminsterCanterbury.
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