SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2016) - GreatCall Inc. the leader in connected health for active aging, today announced it has teamed up with Jewish Family Services of Greater Houston's community service program Neighbors4Neighbors Network N4NN, a nonprofit virtual community of seniors, supporting each other to enable aging in place. Together, the companies are keeping community members' safe and independent by bringing connectivity to virtual villages of older adults. The joint effort will first launch in Houston, TX.
GreatCall's Splash urgent response device provides peace of mind for families of community members with its one-touch 5Star button. The button connects the user to an IAED Certified Agent who will confirm the location, assess the situation, and connect to whichever services are required, whether you are in an unsafe situation, in need of medical assistance or need emergency dispatch services. The Splash also offers GPS functionality, so family members can use the corresponding GreatCall Link app to get information on their family member's whereabouts.
"Neighbors4Neighbors Network and GreatCall share the goal of keeping older adults independent and in their homes as they age, so partnering seemed natural," said Michael Kahlenberg, program coordinator of Neighbors4Neighbors Network. "Some of our community members were already using GreatCall devices, and I was able to see them in action when the Houston area was subject to flooding last year. Our members used the GPS feature to make sure their family members were safe at a time when it mattered more than ever."
The program includes 35 N4NN family units involved in this initiative through Jewish Family Services, to whom GreatCall provided a member discount.
"The great work N4NN does to bring the community together in times of need is so important to everyone's safety," said David Inns, CEO of GreatCall. "We're passionate about keeping older adults and their families safe and healthy, and we're proud that this organization sees our health and safety services as a way to do just that."
About Neighbors 4 Neighbors Network
N4NN operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under Jewish Family Service in Houston, Texas, funded through foundation grants, corporate donations and membership dues, operating with one part-time staff person. Members receive support and resources provided by skilled volunteers. Partnering with financial support and discounts on products with companies like GreatCall will allow us to replicate our programs which will provide more seniors with neighborhood programs like N4NN throughout the Houston area.
GreatCall is the leader in connected health for active aging. With health and safety solutions for older adults and their family caregivers, GreatCall's innovative suite of easy-to-use mobile products and award-winning approach to customer care helps aging consumers live more independent lives. Products and services include: Lively Wearable, GreatCall Splash, Jitterbug Flip, Jitterbug Smart and health, safety and wellness apps Urgent Care, GreatCall Link, MedCoach and 5Star.
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