Nightingale Hammerson has launched a new project to connect residents to the wider community.
The care home provider has signed up to ‘Connect Project’, run by Six Point Foundation, which provides a wide range of opportunities for residents to sustain a connection with the wider Jewish community through live streamed events.
This extends to providing the opportunity for residents to rekindle interest exploring current theatre programmes in London’s West End, as well as in-house filming and streaming of live events to a bigger audience, and access to education programmes and seminars.
It is hoped this will contribute to combatting loneliness, allowing all residents to have access to the same events and activities and also involve families and friends in the events.
The new project will also give residents training and support in using computers, internet connection and access to a range of entertainment, such as music and e-book libraries.
The launch event included a number of talks from key individuals from the project and also a chance for residents to learn about the new technology. As a demonstration, streamed extracts of “La Boheme” and “Much ado about Nothing” from the Royal Opera House were played.
The programme allows people to view content from places such as JW3, Belsize Park Synagogue and several other music venues.
Alastair Addison, head of activities at Nightingale Hammerson said: “This project will make a huge difference to all of our residents, and allow them to connect with family, friends and things of interest to them through many different strands of communication.
“The project will offer many opportunities which residents may have missed out on in recent years, including being involved in cultural events and education seminars. This will mean so much to our residents and it highlights the significance of connectivity and technology in the world today.”