One of the silent challenges of older Americans is isolation. When children and grandchildren move to all corners of the country or even the world, it can be difficult to feel connected.
I was thinking about this recently when I learned about the Nixplay photo frames.
These wonderful devices allow family members to send photos directly into a loved one’s home. All you have to do is connect the frame to WiFi, and then anyone who has the frame’s unique email address can send a photo directly into its queue.
A colleague of mine (I’ll call him John) gave a frame to his grandmother. No one in the family lives near Grandma, but John’s mom is able to regularly update the Nixplay frame’s photos with the app on her smartphone. Other family members email photos in regularly, too. It brightens the grandmother’s day every time she notices a new photo come in, and this helps the whole family feel more connected to each other’s daily lives.
Now, when John’s mom posts a family photo on Facebook, she also sends it to her mom’s frame. It’s like creating an exclusive family Facebook feed in Grandma’s living room.
Win a Nixplay Frame
This holiday season, we want to share this experience of connection with our friends. That’s why we’ve created the Cherishing the Moment Sweepstakes. The top prize is a free Nixplay frame to give your older loved one this holiday season.
To enter, use the form at the bottom of this page, or visit the “Frame Contest” page on our Caring Hearts Home Care Facebook page. Upload a treasured family photo, and add a caption about who you would like to give the prize to. Be sure to share your entry with Facebook friends and family so they can vote for your photo. On December 18, the contestant whose photo has garnered the most Likes will be named the winner!
As president of Caring Hearts, I know it can be a challenge to find time to simply enjoy the company of family. Our in-home care services are there for families struggling with elder care needs. This frame giveaway is an opportunity for us to continue helping families enjoy special moments, even across a great distance.
Good luck, and happy holidays!